This is the next post in the #WednesdayWords weekly series where I will bring you some wonderful words every Wednesday.
There will be 5 words each week. One of the 5 will have a connection to reading, writing or language in general. Some you may have heard of but I am also hoping to bring you some that you don’t know.
So watch the short video below and let’s get started with G.
And just in case you are not sure of the meanings, I have included them below the video.
How many did you know? Check your meanings here…
G is for
Gemination – the doubling of a consonant or the immediate repetition of a word, phrase or clause for rhetorical effect
Glyptography – the art of engraving on gems
Gnomonics – measuring time with a sundial
Graminology – the study of grasses.
Geology -the study of rocks and other substances that make up the earth’s surface.
Did you know…
- The rock formation in the video is approximately 300 million years old – these are on the north west coast of Cornwall
- There are three types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.
- Igneous rocks are volcanic and form from molten material.
- Sedimentary rocks are formed from the eroded parts of other rocks. It is in these rocks that fossils are usually found.
- Metamorphic rocks have been subjected to extreme pressure or heat and have been transformed.
What is your favourite G word this week?
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