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Multilingual scrabble game? #211625
07/05/13 11:24 PM
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Hey anyone hear of a scrabble time game that employs two or more languages, for example Spanish and English or English and German? I love playing in different languages.

Of note, some words are the same in any language (just about). For example, how do you say "cargo" in German? Cargo.

Re: Multilingual scrabble game? [Re: Mkat] #211647
07/08/13 10:34 AM
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A nice try Mkat, but as you may have noticed by now, there's not too much curiosity for foreing languages in this group. Sorry. Maybe the ones that scrabble don't like them and the ones that like them and could do it don't scrabble. frown Bad luck, sorry.

Re: Multilingual scrabble game? [Re: Mkat] #211648
07/08/13 10:44 AM
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You might need a mixed set of tiles. Don't have a lot of tiles in the English set.

Re: Multilingual scrabble game? [Re: Mkat] #211650
07/08/13 11:19 AM
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I think it's a great idea! Why not seriously multi-lingual? Lots of languages, not just two? We use words from other languages all the time, it would be great to be able to game with them.


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Re: Multilingual scrabble game? [Re: Mkat] #211660
07/09/13 12:00 AM
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One should note that in other language versions of Scrabble the letter frequency is different.

Re: Multilingual scrabble game? [Re: Faldage] #211671
07/09/13 03:05 PM
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... and Greek and Russian would give probems - and how about Arabic and all of the Far Eastern languages?
I know there are ways of writing these in European scripts, but these vary, even within one base-language


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