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berry
bury
their



cellar
very




flour
sellar




weather
board




board
flower




vary
whether




hire
higher




desert
allowed




metal
dessert




chews
medal




merry
choose




aloud
merry




they're
there







Explanation of Sort:
What I learned this week was that homophones sound the same but are spelled differantly and have differant meanings.


Speed Sort


Time #1: .60
Time #2: .56
Time #3: .64


Origin/Parts of Speech


Word
Origin
Part of Speech

berry
before 1000; Middle English berie, Old English beri ( g ) e; cognate with Old Saxon, Old High German beri (German Beere ), Old Norse ber < Germanic basjá-; akin to Dutch besie, Gothic -basi < Germanic básja-
noun

bury
before 1000; Middle English berien, buryen, Old English byrgan to bury, conceal; akin to Old English beorgan tohide, protect, preserve; cognate with Dutch, German bergen, Gothic bairgan, Old Norse bjarga
verb

cellar
1175–1225; Middle English celer < Anglo-French < Latin cellārium storeroom, equivalent to cell ( a ) cell1 +-ārium -ary; later respelling to reflect Latin form; see -er2 , -ar2
noun

very
1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French verai ( French vrai ) < Vulgar Latin *vērācus, for Latinvērāx truthful, equivalent to vēr ( us ) true (cognate with Old English wǣr, German wahr true, correct) + -āx adj. suffix
adverb

seller
1150–1200; Middle English; see sell1 , -er1
noun

flour
1200–50; Middle English; special use of flower. Compare French fleur de farine the flower or finest part ofthe meal
noun

weather
before 900; Middle English (noun), Old English weder; cognate with Dutch weder, German Wetter, Old Norsevethr
noun

bored
388, from O.Fr. verbe "part of speech that expresses action or being," from L. verbum "verb," originally "aword," from PIE base *were- (cf. Avestan urvata- "command;" Skt. vrata- "command, vow;" Gk. rhetor"public speaker," rhetra "agreement, covenant," eirein "to speak, say;" Hittite weriga- "call,
verb

vary
1300–50; Middle English varien < Latin variāre, equivalent to vari ( us ) (see various) + -āre infinitive suffix
verb

hire
[Old English hӯrian; related to Old Frisian hēra to lease, Middle Dutch hūren ]
verb

desert
1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French < Late Latin dēsertum (neuter), noun use of past participle ofLatin dēserere to abandon, forsake, equivalent to dē- de- + serere to join together (in a line); cf. series
noun

board
before 900; Middle English, Old English bord board, table, shield; cognate with Dutch boord board, bord plate, German Bort, Old Norse borth, Gothic -baurd
noun

flower
1150–1200; Middle English flour flower, best of anything < Old French flor, flour, flur < Latin flōr- (stem of flōs). Cf. blossom
noun

whether
O.E. hwæðer, hweðer "which of two, whether," from P.Gmc. *khwatharaz (cf. O.S. hwedar, O.N. hvarr,Goth. huaþar, O.H.G. hwedar "which of the two," Ger. weder "neither"), from interrogative base *khwa-"who" (see who) + comparative suffix *-theraz (cf. Skt.
noun

metal
1250–1300; Middle English (< Old French ) < Latin metallum quarry, metal < Greek métallon mine, quarry,metal
noun

chews
before 1000; Middle English chewen, Old English cēowan; cognate with Old High German kiuwan ( Germankauen )
verb

higher
before 900; Middle English heigh, variant of hegh, hey, heh, Old English hēah, hēh; cognate with Dutch hoog,Old High German hoh ( German hoch ), Old Norse hār, Swedish hög, Gothic hauhs, Lithuanian kaũkas swelling,kaukarà hill
adjective

aloud
1325–75; Middle English; see a-1 , loud
adverb

allowed
1250–1300; Middle English alowen < Anglo-French al ( l ) o ( u ) er to place, allot, allow, Old French aloer to place < Late Latin allocāre; see al-, locus; the older sense “approve, sanction” and Middle English sense “praise” probably by taking the Anglo-French v. as representing Medieval Latin, Latin adlaudāre topraise; see ad-, laud
adjective

dessert
1780–90; < French, derivative of desservir to clear the table. See dis-1 , serve
noun

medal
1250–1300; Middle English (< Old French ) < Latin metallum quarry, metal < Greek métallon mine, quarry,metal
noun

merry
before 900; Middle English meri ( e ), myrie, murie, Old English myr ( i ) ge, mer ( i ) ge pleasant, delightful
adjective

choose
before 1000; Middle English chosen, chēsen, Old English cēosan; cognate with Gothic kiusan, Old High Germankiosan ( German kiesen ); akin to Greek geúesthai to enjoy, Latin gustāre to taste (see gusto)
verb

marry
1250–1300; Middle English marien < Old French marier < Latin marītāre to wed, derivative of marītus conjugal, akin to mās male (person)
verb

they're
didnt have anthing
didnt have anthing

there
before 900; Middle English (adv.), Old English thǣr thēr, cognate with Dutch daar, Old High German dār; akinto Gothic, Old Norse thar; cf. that
adverb

their
before 900; Middle English, Old English (masculine nominative singular); cognate with Dutch hij, OldSaxon hē, Old High German her he; see his, him, she, her, it1
pronoun




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they're
there
their



merry
marry




aloud
choose




chews
medal




metal
dessert




desert
allowed




hire
higher




vary
whether




board
flower




weather
bored




flour
seller




cellar
very




berry
bury