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Vocabulary learning by etymology/mnemonic

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25 February 2016 at 1:02am | IP Logged 
Just an update on my own message. I had my notes organized and published. Details about
the book "Learning Spanish Words Through Etymology and Mnemonics" are here:

Basically, I categorize vocabulary study methods into two groups: word analysis and rote
memory. Within the first one, there are etymology and mnemonics. For an English speaking
person, fortunately, Spanish vocabulary can make use of both about 50% each (unlike say
Arabic or Chinese, where most words have to rely on mnemonics if you don't like rote
memory). What I propose is a combination approach: try etymology first, then mnemonics
if etymology is insufficient.

Any critique or corrections are very welcome.
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25 February 2016 at 1:18am | IP Logged 
Just a heads up that you might want to post this on as well. Of course
this site is still in use but due to various
technical issues an alternative forum was set up
and is a lot more active than this one.
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