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CHAT Scrabble q (was: Re: Dutch "ij")

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 17, 2002, 23:21
Tim May wrote:

> > Muke Tever wrote: > > > I don't know about Spanish crossword puzzles, but our Spanish
*Scrabble* game
> > > had a single-letter tile for <Qu>...
Does it have the same high value as "q"? It shouldn't, as "qu" is quite frequent in Spanish......
> > > >Qabalah, qanat, qawwali, qi, qibla, qigong and qintar are in the New >Oxford. Everything else I can see is a proper noun or an abbreviation >(is Qabalah proper? It's capitalized). Oh, and qwerty is at the back >of q. I'd count that as an abbreviation, although I guess it's a grey >area.
There aren't many "q-without-u"s in the "official" Scrabble dictionary we use, but I do recall _qat_ (or is it qaf?), the drug of choice in East Africa we heard a bit about some years back.