1. All of the following words begin with some form of the prefix syn-. In the analysis we give you the stem of each word. Your job is to identify the form of the prefix for each. Show any assimilation that takes place:
= syn+ m
2. You should be able to look at your analyses above and describe the pattern of assimilation for the prefix syn-:
The prefix syn- assimilates partially by changing to sym- before stems that start with the letters ________, ________, and _________. It assimilates partially by changing to sy- before stems that start with the letters _______ and _______. It assimilates fully before stems that start with the letter _________. Everywhere else it remains syn-.
3. The prefix syn- usually means something like “with, together, at the same time.” Below are the meanings of the some of the stems in the syn- words with which you've worked. Be ready to discuss the connection between the meanings of the prefixes and stems of the words and the meanings of the words.