8th Grade: Portmanteau Words (from Madame Rosier)

Eighth grade French track students have been looking at the evolution of language and the different lexical phenomena involved. One of these is portmanteau words (or mots valise in French): words created by combining or merging words having one syllable in common.


The assignment was to combine the name of an animal with an object or food. For example, if you combine spaghetti with tigre (they have the syllable/sound -ti in common), you get spaghettigre! It is up to your imagination to figure out what spaghettigres look like: noodles with stripes? Super soft tigres? 


Some talented students illustrated the class' creations, allowing our funny, original, adorable creatures to come to life. Big shout out to Lucy, Alex, and especially Maya!


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