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Re: My first romlang sentence

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Sunday, February 27, 2005, 15:56
On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 12:30:58 -0500, Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- > From: caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...> > > > Has anyone written a sentence in his conlang(s) that contains all the > > phonemes in the conlang? I'm still working on mine. > > FWIW, the correct term is "pangram"
Well, "pangram" (or, alternatively, "holoalphabetic sentence") is one that contains all the *letters* of an *alphabet*, rather than all the *phonemes* of a *language* (though occasionally, the two notions coincide). I made a pangram once for Mark Rosenfelder's Verdurian: BTW, for English pangrams I like Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz which is four letters shorter than The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog yet still contains fairly "normal" words (none of this "cwm" or "vex'd" business that appears in very short pangrams). Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs is two letters shorter than "quick bown fox" and is also fairly "normal". Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> Watch the Reply-To!