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#456 - 05/08/00 06:57 AM Re: Word puzzles
tututu Offline
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Bravo, of course.

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#457 - 05/08/00 07:22 AM Re: Word puzzles
tututu Offline
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Yes!
And reverberated....
Also 12 letters!
Brava


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#458 - 05/08/00 07:25 AM Re: Word puzzles
tututu Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
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Loc: Bellingham, WA USA
OK
How about the right hand.
I can only find one with 8 letters....
Very disappointing. How about alternating hands...This may take some help from my favorite programmer.

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#459 - 05/08/00 07:31 AM Re: Word puzzles
tututu Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
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Loc: Bellingham, WA USA
Bravo....
I'll add the six voweled (all in order) to the bulletin board. Thanks.
Besides facetious..there is abstemious...and arsenious...
Are these viable adverbs as well?
I know someone will encourage me to use "onelook".
I'm going...I'm going.

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#460 - 05/08/00 12:51 PM Re: Word puzzles
Jackie Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11605
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
"Any thoughts on whether y and w should be considered nouns or consonants?"

Why.
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Y not?



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#461 - 07/05/00 12:20 PM Re: Word puzzles
Jazzoctopus Offline
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Registered: 07/03/00
Posts: 1094
Loc: Cincinnati & Loveland, Ohio, U...
and of course, the shortest word that contains all of the vowels (not in order) is sequoia.


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#462 - 07/06/00 01:33 PM Re: Word puzzles
mrdeath Offline
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Registered: 07/06/00
Posts: 2
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Let's see, there's the standard four, and if you're a chemist, you may come across 'vanadous', 'indous', 'rubidous', 'iridous', 'molybdous', 'scandous', 'palladous', 'rhodous', and perhaps 'radous' (assuming anyone works with compounds of radium). 'Molybdous' comes up fairly frequently; 'iodous' might seem to be a legitimate word as well, but its regular valence is -1, and you can't have one smaller than that. However, an iodine compound with a -2 valence is referred to as 'periodic'!

So what's the longest word you can type with the left hand on the Dvorak keyboard? I get as far as 5, and 3 with the right hand (if you count crossword-clue words :))

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#463 - 07/12/00 06:43 AM Re: Word puzzles
hotlegs Offline
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Registered: 06/29/00
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What are you guys doing with the other hand?!


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#464 - 07/12/00 09:58 AM Re: Word puzzles
jmh Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
Writing a bestseller in longhand of course. Or is it only the female of the species who is so adept at multi-tasking.


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#465 - 07/12/00 11:19 AM Re: Word puzzles
JMike Offline
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Registered: 07/12/00
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Loc: Combine (East of Dallas) Texas
Actually I am still waiting for a convincing reason to call "y" a consonant. In every case I know it is either obviously a vowel (as in obviously) or can be plausibly be called one (as in yew.)

"W", on the other hand, is only a "vowel" when silent (hollow, yellow, - compare hello.) By that argument, "T" is sometimes a vowel (as in depot.)


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