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Your Roots2Words Affix of the Week is -LOGUE:
-LOGUE is a suffix meaning speech.
(Suffixes appear at the end of words)
dialogue (noun) – conversation or discourse between two or more persons (also dialog)
BREAKDOWN: DIA- (across, through) + -LOGUE (speech)
epilogue (noun) – a short speech spoken directly to the audience at the conclusion of a play; a short concluding section at the end of a text
BREAKDOWN: EPI- (in addition) + -LOGUE (speech)
ideologue (noun) – someone advocating or driven by a particular ideology
BREAKDOWN: IDEA- (the result of mental processes) + -LOGUE (speech)
monologue (noun) – a long speech by one person
BREAKDOWN: MONO- (single) + -LOGUE (speech)
prologue (noun) – an introductory speech or text, typically used in a work of fiction; an event or action that leads to another event
BREAKDOWN: PRO- (before) + -LOGUE (speech)
travelogue (noun) – a description of a journey or trip, usually delivered by the traveler
BREAKDOWN: TRAVEL- (journey) + -LOGUE (speech)
The suffix –LOGUE is connected to LOG-, LOC-, and LOQU-, which mean to talk or speak. The roots are related to LEX-, which means word or speech, and to LEG– and LECT-, which mean to read or to collect. Words like analogue and catalogue are derived from these other roots.
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