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#132695 09/06/04 08:50 PM
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How many English Words end with the letter J? I read somewhere that there are not very many English words that end with the letter j. I cannot think of any at all. Can anyone else?


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I can't think of a one, either. even OneLook didn't help much. tanj.





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#132697 09/06/04 09:22 PM
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Haj seems to be in the process of being adopted, so maybe we will have one one soon.


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Raj, hajj


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Sorry about the missing "j" from "hajj". Transliteration is always tricky. I'm still trying to figure out what happened to the "y" from "raj", appropriately enough a four-letter word in devanagari. http://snipurl.com/8wbc-mq4201


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Back in a long lost day, Lastday, it was considered cool to sport around in a bright red HenryJ.


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Today I wrote a poem
And I put it in my book
It's about a certain letter
That's shaped sort of like a hook
It's a very special letter
And I like it quite a lot
The big one has a line on top
The small one has a dot
It comes at the beginning of a word like jellybeans
Or John, or Jane, or Jenny
Or a brand-new pair of jeans
You'll find it in the alphabet
Between the I and K
And if you haven't guessed by now
Well, it's the letter J

~Sesame Street


#132702 09/06/04 11:55 PM
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Wrong word. sjmaxq. English raj is from Hindi rAj m. 'rule, administration, government, kingdom, dominion, regime'. rAjya m. 'kingdom, territory, government, body politic, principality, land, monarch, domain' is obviously related. Not sure what the -ya is; some kind of suffix. I don't think you count letters in Devanagri, but syllables. It is a syllabary, not an alphabet. It's a good trivia question. I count two for both: rA + and rA + jya. (I could be wrong.)


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This was one of those "should I retract the post?" moments. As soon as I posted it, I realised my mistake. As for the syllabary, that's just me being lazy. Apart from being a natural gift of mine, enahnced by years of studious cultivation, my laziness in this has been exacerbated by the excellent Baraha software, which I use to write devanagari. Because I'm typing letters, I tend to think of the output as letters, even though I know they are really (a garland of) syllables. I was also attached to the "four-letter word" idea for Raj, since the Indians I know who lived under the Raj tend to think of it in those terms.


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Because I'm typing letters, I tend to think of the output as letters, even though I know they are really (a garland of) syllables.

Interesting, I use pinyin to enter Chinese characters, but they always seem like characters to me. Actually, they seem like kanji to me which is the Japanese term (borrowed from Chinese qian-zí) because I studied Japanese first. The image of rAjya was really quite beautiful.

I was also attached to the "four-letter word" idea for Raj, since the Indians I know who lived under the Raj tend to think of it in those terms.

Ah, I can be dense sometimes. I was totally oblivious to your other meaning. BTW, how's your Hindi learning coming?


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