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Old 2010-11-05, 10:06   #12
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yeah ---- hat

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The English used to speak like that, but not for a long time - the 1950s maybe?

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Old 2010-11-05, 15:25   #13
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yeah ---- hat

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The English used to speak like that, but not for a long time - the 1950s maybe?

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http://www.thefreedictionary.com/yeah

Listen to the English pronounciation too
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Old 2010-11-05, 18:30   #14
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Can we have some more word puzzles please?
Well, I know this has been considered before, but maybe someone can
improve on the previous bests: construct the shortest possible
sentence (in terms of letters) in (ordinary) English that exhausts the
alphabet. No "initials alone" allowed. The sentence has to make some
kind of sense.

Like

A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (33 letters)
Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. (32 letters)
Waltz, nymph, for quick jigs vex Bud. (28 letters).

Any other good ones, even if a bit longer?
Any five-word 26-letter solutions?
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Old 2010-11-05, 20:29   #15
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Cwm kvutza qoph jynx fled brigs.
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Old 2010-11-06, 00:59   #16
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http://www.thefreedictionary.com/yeah

Listen to the English pronounciation too
The "ea" sound in yeah rhymes with things like bet. Hat rhymes with cat.

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Old 2010-11-06, 06:39   #17
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The "ea" sound in yeah rhymes with things like bet. Hat rhymes with cat.

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Maybe my ears needs cleaning..... On the British link I actually hear both sound in quick succession ('e' as in bet + 'a' as in cat)
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Maybe my ears needs cleaning..... On the British link I actually hear both sound in quick succession ('e' as in bet + 'a' as in cat)
I see what you mean. Sometimes yeah has a bit of the 'a' at the end (e.g. the Beatles song "She loves me, yeah, yeah, yeah") and sometimes it's shorter and the 'a' sound disappears. But the 'e' definitely dominates.
A better rhyme is "bear".

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Old 2010-11-06, 14:10   #19
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bear --- air
break --- take
They both have a long 'a' sound. How are these different? I suspect you think that the trailing 'r' on 'bear' leads to a different sound.

I also disagree with a couple of your others because they add suffixes.

In an air similar to yours I had noticed long ago that 'oo' and 'ough' can have many pronunciations:

food, good, blood, root (meaning 'cheer')

rough, cough, though
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Cwm kvutza qoph jynx fled brigs.
Nice split of the alphabet, and the odd words are all Googlable,
and I wish I could make a sensible interpretation as to meaning.
Can't parse it up.
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Nice split of the alphabet, and the odd words are all Googlable,
and I wish I could make a sensible interpretation as to meaning.
Can't parse it up.
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cwm (Welsh-origin word meaning a sort of valley head)
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D7%A7...95%D7%A6%D7%94 ("kvutza" is a transliteration of this Hebrew word meaning group, mathematical set, or sports team)
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/qoph (letter in Semitic alphabets)
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Jynx (a genus within the subfamily of wryneck woodpeckers)
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/fled (ran)
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/brigs (plural of brig, which is either a sort of two-masted vessel or a sort of jail)
Roughly, I can try to parse it as...
"A group of wrynecks named qoph from a valley head ran from the jails."
(Maybe some of these words have other meaning I'm missing that make the sentence make more sense, or maybe I'm not parsing it in the best way. Still, the sentence might be valid.)
I still like good ol' "A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." It's a readable, sensible sentence using common English words that includes all letters of the alphabet with little repetition.

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Old 2010-11-09, 16:38   #22
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construct the shortest possible
sentence (in terms of letters) in (ordinary) English that exhausts the
alphabet. No "initials alone" allowed. The sentence has to make some
kind of sense.
Is Hawaiin still English?
With their 12 letter alphabet I can make

KNOW A HIP MULE?
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