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Strange words

  1. Jun 29, 2004 #1

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    Some questions concerning strange words:

    Firstly, some I know myself (mostly trivial)

    1. Find an eight-letter word containing 4 G's.
    2. Find a six-letter word containing 3 Y's.
    3. Find a word ending in 'mt'. (very easy)
    4. Find a word containing the combination 'ufa'.
    5. Find a six-letter word containing no vowels (a, e, i, o, u)
    6. Find a word of 16 letters (at least) with no vowels other than 'e' (and no 'y').

    Some I grabbed from another site. I will give the link later, as it contains solutions. If you are lame you can always google to get the answers, but if you do don't spoil it please. Let those who want to discover the solutions themselves answer. I haven't looked at the answers to these yet.

    7. Can you think of a word with 5 O's
    8. Can you think of a word with 6 E's
    9. Can you think of a word with 6 I's
    10. Can you think of a word with 6 A's

    Can you find the word or words that:

    11. has 7 letters that has all letters in alphabetical order?
    12. has/have none of the six vowels (A,E,I,O,U,Y)?
    13. has/have six consonants in a row?
    14. has/have five consonants in a row?
    15. contains/contain all six vowels in sequence?
    16. contains/contain five vowels in sequence (A,E,I,O,U)?
    17. contains/contain five vowels in sequence in reverse order (U,O,I,E,A)?
    18. is/are five letters long and has one consonant?
    19. is/are nine letters long and has one vowel?
    20. has/have five vowels in a row (only A,E,I,O,U)?
    21. has/have six vowels in a row?
    22. is/are a monosyllable word with 9 or more letters?
    23. is/are an English word, 15 letters long, where no letter appears more than once?
    24. is/are a 6 letter word with 4 U's
    25. is/are a 7 letter word with 4 Z's
    26. is/are of a 10 letter word with 4 K's


    27. Can you think of a word or words that becomes plural when you add an S, and becomes singular when you add another S?

    28. Find a one-syllable word, which, when two letters are removed from it, becomes a two-syllable word.

    29. What common English verb becomes its own past tense when the letters are rearranged?
     
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  3. Jun 29, 2004 #2

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    syzygy

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  4. Jun 29, 2004 #3

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    Find a six-letter word containing no vowels (a, e, i, o, u)


    syzygy
     
  5. Jun 29, 2004 #4

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    Find an eight-letter word containing 4 G's.

    gagging
    is a common enough word but it only has 7 letters

    I suppose one can have multiple gaggings, which has 8 letters
    (someone should find a more elegant example)
    oh well, anyway:

    gaggings
     
  6. Jun 29, 2004 #5

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    4. Find a word containing the combination 'ufa'.


    tufa

    it is a type of rock
    one hears of "calcareous tufa"
    IIRC we heard about tufa at the time of the Apollo
    moon landings
     
  7. Jun 29, 2004 #6

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    3. Find a word ending in 'mt'. (very easy)

    dreamt
    undreamt
     
  8. Jun 29, 2004 #7

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    that takes care of the first five

    I'v left number 6 to those more ambitious
     
  9. Jun 29, 2004 #8
    Six-letter word, 4 U's:
    Muumuu
     
  10. Jun 29, 2004 #9
    Nine-letter monosyllable: Straights? Like in poker? I bet there's lots of words that qualify without being made plural, though...
     
  11. Jun 29, 2004 #10

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    1. goggling
    4. manufacture
    5. rhythm
     
  12. Jun 29, 2004 #11

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    15. abstemiously, facetiously
     
  13. Jun 29, 2004 #12

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    ma, mas, mass
    pa, pas, pass

    okay...I'll take that back.
     
  14. Jun 29, 2004 #13

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    29 seems intriguing...the others just sound impossible !
     
  15. Jun 30, 2004 #14
    Eat = Ate

    The Bob (2004 ©)
     
  16. Jun 30, 2004 #15
    Gaggling

    I know one in german: hemt. So is this an english language word test?

    Manufacture

     
  17. Jun 30, 2004 #16

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    "1. Find an eight-letter word containing 4 G's."

    I didn't know about gagging. Very nice to see. The word I had in mind was 'giggling'.
     
  18. Jun 30, 2004 #17
    I did think of giggling but thought it was wrong so I put gaggling instead. :biggrin:

    Hope my other answers are right.

    The Bob (2004 ©)
     
  19. Jun 30, 2004 #18

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    IIRC it is das Hemd

    but a german word ending in mt
    is, for example,
    gesamt
    (whole, entire)

    good show on the others bravo The Bob!
     
  20. Jun 30, 2004 #19
    Cheers marcus :biggrin:

    18. I have another answer: Adieu. Better than Eevee, which is what I had.

    The Bob (2004 ©)
     
  21. Jun 30, 2004 #20

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    strengths
    strengths (not just monosyllable, but also just one vowell)
    Knickknack
    Can't think of one at the moment, but I bet it changes sex too.


    Njorl
     
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