Being an etymologist
Word Origins (etymology) is embedded in the Australian Curriculum. Not only only is it an essential part of a student's literacy development, it can also be fun area of learning as it asks students to be part detective, part historian, part puzzle-solver! The etymologist tracks down words to find out where they began – often with surprising discoveries!
The itc colourful A1 Word Orgins poster, clearly shows the five main sources of Australian English:
- Old English
- Latin and Greek
- Words from the british empire and beyond
- Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander words
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