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#34243 - 06/29/01 04:33 PM words within words  
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Newbie to the board.....long time wordaday follower.
Does anybody know what is.... the "study" of words within words....?


#34244 - 06/29/01 04:47 PM Re: words within words  

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Hi, NBCreman

When you say "words within words", are you speaking of agglutination, specifically? If not, I would think etymology would suffice.

EDIT: Oh, now that I've read Mav's post, I see that I completely misunderstood the question. How embarrassing .

SECOND EDIT: Wow, what a neat site I just found, looking for your answer: http://einstein.et.tudelft.nl/~arlet/puzzles/language.html
charlinkadery looks promising.



#34245 - 06/29/01 04:48 PM Re: words within words  
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Welcome. Could you give an example? (I'm thinking meta must be part of the word - I'm also thinking Anu used this as a weekly theme - tsuwm or an other [sic & ] can look it up)


#34246 - 06/29/01 04:48 PM Re: words within words  
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Welcome to the board, NBC - and the outlook over Wales is currently sunny!

I will be interested to see if tsuwm or some other wise owl digs up a special word for this. It's certainly a popular sport and a useful teaching tool - eg,

http://www.members.home.net/teachwell/index


#34247 - 06/29/01 04:50 PM Re: words within words  
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No, I don't know. I just have to take this opportunity to invoke Garrison Keillor's clever demonstration that the word "usage" is contained within the word "sausage", and likewise is the word "turd" within "Saturday". Then he spun some tale about having sausage dinners on Saturdays of his youth, and how that always disturbed him, somehow...


#34248 - 06/29/01 04:56 PM Re: words within words  
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mav, that 'simultaneous sausage' thang was *particularly scary. Don't ask me about Lemony Snicket. Please.


thanks, Fiberbabe

#34249 - 06/29/01 05:01 PM Re: words within words  
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OK.

But only cause it's you


#34250 - 06/29/01 05:21 PM Re: words within words  

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"Combinatorics" seems to be a likely suspect, but there appears to be a heavy mathematical emphasis on this form of study. There are several sites which discuss combinatorics specifically as it relates to the study of subwords.

With that, I'll give up and just wait for tsuwm to come to our rescue


#34251 - 06/29/01 05:29 PM Re: words within words  
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Also, at the bottom of the main index there is a thread for "be heading words"

this was a theme--
Bleach
leach
each
ach

some members found words they could behead 5 or 6 times.. i think there is one string of seven!


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Also, at the bottom of the main index there is a thread for "be heading words"

this was a theme-- e.i.,

Bleach
leach
each
ach

some members found words they could behead 5 or 6 times.. i think there is one string of seven!


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