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    Ary Suffix

    My year 4 son has to write a "family motto" for the ary Suffix and draw a shield to illustrate the same. Not really sure where to start!! Has anyone got any ideas. We have come up with several ary words, but illustrating them and turning them into a motto is where we are struggling!!

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    Re: Ary Suffix

    An -arius (Latin) was a person who did something (Fr -ier, Sp [I]-ero, Pg -eiro, Eng -eer...) so how about something like 'If a job's worth doing it's worth doing well'? (What a project for a 4-yr-old!!! What is their teacher smoking? )

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    Re: Ary Suffix

    Is it just me, or is anybody else wondering what the heck they're talking about?

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    Re: Ary Suffix

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    An -arius (Latin) was a person who did something
    How about functionary as the word for the motto?

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    (What a project for a 4-yr-old!!! What is their teacher smoking? )
    Year 4.
    Last edited by Tdol; 17-Sep-2013 at 15:30.

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    Re: Ary Suffix

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Is it just me, or is anybody else wondering what the heck they're talking about?

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    I thought the Ary Suffix was some place in Scotland or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about functionary as the word for the motto?



    Year 4.
    Or emissary.

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    #7

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    Or dictionary?

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    He's most likely being asked to be some kind of visionary​ of his family's future.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
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    Year 4.
    It's a fair cop. Still, sheesh ...

    (For those who don't know the - current - UK education system, Year 4 is mostly 9 yr-olds, with a few 8-yr-olds if the Head isn't under the thumb of a Local Authority who decree that children start at 5 [and a day less is too young!])

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    PS Rather than say 'An -arius is a person...' I should have said 'An -arius is often a person: functionary notary emissary visionary , but dictionary (except in the metaphorical sense: 'he is a walking dictionary' - which is pretty rare, though I was once called Le Grand Robert [this is a dictionary joke - Le Grand Robert ;-]))

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    Re: Ary Suffix

    I suggest a skeleton with the word Scary.

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