Re: Dutch "ij"
|From:||Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 17, 2002, 21:43|
On Thu, 2002-07-18 at 07:12, Tim May wrote:
> Nik Taylor writes:
> > Tim May wrote:
> > > 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.
> > Okay, there are a *few* examples. But, I think those would count as
> > foreign words, which are illegal in Scrabble. Of course, "foreign word"
> > is a rather grey area, as numerous debates with my mother during
> > Scrabble games attest. :-)
> They're certainly foreign words, but they are in the dictionary, and
> thus now words in English. Is there as specific dictionary the
> authority of which is recognized by serious Scrabble players?
There's an official word-list made by the makers of Scrabble, but I
don't know that it's complete. It looked rather thin. (There may be a
more complete version as well, of course.) If there is another
dictionary, I imagine the OED wouldn't be it because of the amount of
dialectal and archaic words it has.