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The Latin root word spect meaning “see” is now part of our archive of Greek and Latin root word podcasts. Our newest podcast reveals:
Why a “spectator” might use “spectacles”
How something “inconspicuous” is etymologically linked with something “spectacular” and “speculative”
Which word Aretha Franklin uses that is derived from the Latin root word “spect”
A new “perspective” on the word “despicable”
If it is possible for “specters” to be “seen”
If you can “expect” an “inspector” to be “suspicious”
And more! You have to “see” it to believe it!
If you’ve been a long-time listener to Membean’s word roots podcasts, you will not only be delighted that our first new podcast is out for the academic year (Latin root word cred-believe), but you will also get to experience a special auditory treat: the voice of Doug Lain. Doug has been writing and producing his own podcasts for about six years now (Doug’s bio and podcasts are available at douglaslain.net), and Membean is thrilled to have him on board. Doug brings an engaging voice and entertaining background sounds to our podquest* for teaching vocabulary, adding an entirely new dimension that we hope you will love as much as we do.
Micah Elliott will continue using his expertise to bring our podcasts to the web, and Brett Brunner will continue to write them.
Membean will be publishing podcasts at the beginning and middle of each month during the academic year. Be sure to follow our Twitter and Facebook pages to get updates!
*: podquest: podcasts that fulfill a quest