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#184200 - 04/08/09 01:59 PM Question on 5 letter english words  
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I am after tring to create a list of words with 5 letters without the letters q or z in them...plus the second letter of the word needs to be an i - is there a way of me getting a list of all real words that can be created?

Ums

#184201 - 04/08/09 02:03 PM Re: Question on 5 letter english words [Re: ums]  
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welcome, ums!

you might try onelook patterns

something like ?1??? will get you everything with five letters with i as the second, but then you'll have to filter out the q's and z's.


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#184202 - 04/08/09 03:08 PM Re: Question on 5 letter english words [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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Many thanks...been racking my brain on this one for months...and today I discovred this forum!

#184203 - 04/08/09 03:47 PM Re: Question on 5 letter english words [Re: ums]  
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I was curious, so I tried this search (common words only) and there are (only) 1533 five-letter words with second letter i in the OneLook index. (this is fortuitous since the upper limit for listing is 2000.)

#184205 - 04/08/09 04:56 PM Re: Question on 5 letter english words [Re: tsuwm]  
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1533! Even if 1/3 have a q or z I hope you aren't planning to make your students memorize the list. wink

#184282 - 04/14/09 03:21 PM Re: Question on 5 letter english words [Re: ums]  
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Why? Are you playing Scrabble?


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