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Word games!

From:Amber Adams <amber@...>
Date:Friday, August 24, 2001, 15:33
On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 04:25:11PM -0700, Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
> Incongruously obconlang: Anyone have license-plate games or the equivalent > for their conlangs? <G> (Or whatever mutilation thereof.) Scrabble?
Bored noblemen and women in my conculture like to sit around playing "cethimmethi" (word-mixing). In cethimmethi, the first player specifies a word, for example, 'raca' (wheel). The next player must then say a word that adds, deletes, or changes only one letter. For example, 'rava' (night) or 'traca' (stomach) would both be valid responses. If a player cannot think of a word, they are out of the game. Various 'house rules' for cethimmethi that change often are allowing plural forms ('racath' is the plural of 'raca', which makes it legal, but a little bit too easy), and a cap on the maximum and minimum word lengths.