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#184200 - 04/08/09 09:59 AM Question on 5 letter english words
ums Offline

Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 2
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?


#184201 - 04/08/09 10:03 AM Re: Question on 5 letter english words [Re: ums]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
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.
formerly known as etaoin...

#184202 - 04/08/09 11:08 AM Re: Question on 5 letter english words [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
ums Offline

Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 2
Many thanks...been racking my brain on this one for months...and today I discovred this forum!

#184203 - 04/08/09 11:47 AM Re: Question on 5 letter english words [Re: ums]
tsuwm Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10538
Loc: this too shall pass
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 12:56 PM Re: Question on 5 letter english words [Re: tsuwm]
Zed Offline

Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
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 11:21 AM Re: Question on 5 letter english words [Re: ums]
The Pook Offline
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Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 1067
Loc: Tasmania
Why? Are you playing Scrabble?


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