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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. Tristan.


Tim May <butsuri@...>Scrabble (was Re: Dutch "ij)"
Matthew Butt <m.butt@...>