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16.5: The Free Bases scribe and script

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The Free Bases scribe and script

1. Scribe and script mean “write, writing.” They work in partnership like other pairs of bases with which you have been working:

Verbs Nouns
circumscribe circumscription
describe description
inscribe inscription
prescribe prescription
proscribe proscription
subscribe subscription
transcribe transcription

Sort the fourteen words into this matrix:

2. In this array the base scribe is used to form _______________, and the base script is used to form _______________.

3. Analyze the following words into prefixes, bases, and suffixes:

Word Analysis
description
indescribable
inscribes
inscription
prescriptions
subscriber
transcript
postscript
descriptively
scriptures
prescribing
subscript
scriptural
circumscribed
transcribing
manuscript
proscribed
proscription
scriptwriter
nondescript
superscript

Word Histories. The words subscript and superscript come from Latin words that meant “written under” and “written above.” That is exactly what subscripts and superscripts are, things that are written under or above something else:

\text{script}^{\text{superscript}} && \text {script}_{\text {subscript}}

The base manu in manuscript means “hand”: Originally, a manuscript was something written by hand.

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