WHERE THE WILD WORDS GROW:
On Semantic Family Trees
Play in the Wordy Woods, semantic maps that let you guess different combinations and meanings.
To begin and to keep track of your progress you’ll need to first create an account on this site, then return to this page and click “Explore this module” at the bottom of the page.Start with any aUI symbol you like, when you complete one it will show in the “Module Content” section below as completed. Build your vocabulary and advance to the higher levels. “Semantic” means related to meaning in language or logic. Our Semantic Family Tree activity let’s you guess what different combinations of aUI symbols mean. You can practice your intuitive, aUI thinking and begin to make words out of aUI symbols. As you play, you can earn rewards!
To make words:
Like designing chemical formulas, you can combine the basic elements of aUI into molecules of meaning. Each word becomes a mini-definition, which follows the general “necessary and sufficient” rule: it includes 1) all the essential elements you need, but 2) only enough to distinguish it from another, similar word. You can use simple, intuitive logic to create new definitions and custom fit standard words to your individual contexts.