Re: Crosswords (was: [announce] Invented Languages magazine)
|From:||ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 31, 2008, 17:30|
> > On Sat, May 31, 2008 7:29 am, David J. Peterson said:
> > > I tried desperately to find a word in English
> > > that ended in "-ec" and was eleven letters long.
>I could find only one: Motozintlec.
>John Vertical mentioned that there were two-- the other one must be
Chapultepec, which IIRC is the name of the Mexican president's residence, or
the main gov't building "... Palace". Seems to me there was also a Treaty
of ...., or something. OOps-- there's also Tehuantepec (isthmus, town, gulf)
(There's an lovely early 20C poem by I forget who**, that begins "In that
November off Tehuantepec..."
**Wallace Stevens-- thank you google.
Already in thinking about a Kash puzzle, problems arise: the clusters "Ng,
nj, nd, mb" are unit phonemes and only occur medially, similarly
non-phonemic written w (intervocalic before/after round vowels)-- and
verious letters (h, c, f, v, y) can't occur finally. Hmph. I press on