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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:15 pm 
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"lath".

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kink - (mathematics) A positive 1-soliton solution to the Sine–Gordon equation
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Can we consider Shtetl one syllable?

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Just watched the Creation, which has reminded me of the great word 'purl' - in all five of its meanings! This in turn (no pun intended!) reminds me of 'burl'. And come to think of it 'furl' is a pretty specific word too.

The libretto also uses the word 'pen' in the now obscure meaning of 'feather' or 'wing'. Looking it up, apparently it's also used for a structure inside cuttlefish, and for female swans. Wiktionary doesn't mention it, but it's also sometimes used, particularly in some rural parts of the UK, for a small hill (because a lot of hills are called Pen Suchandsuch).

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Not Nahuatl. Polish.

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Urbanan, while (presumably) extinct and poorly documented, seems to have been rich in these:

/kak/ 'penis (one's own)'
/kax/ 'penis (of another)' -- but these are single morphemes; the -k/-x alternation doesn't seem to appear with this semantic distinction elsewhere.

/o/ 'prime minister' and 'DNA' (homophones)
/kom/ 'shot to the side pocket (in billiards)'
/kag/ 'depersonalized one'
/vak/ 'the grammatical category of direct address'
/nak/ 'malfunction in an internal combustion engine'

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Their 94-year-old informant was killed in a freak surfing accident?


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I apologize for chiming in about Urbanan -- I thought it (and its ilk) were more widely known among linguists & linguophiles, and that the joke would be obvious and not derail the actual thread to the degree it has.

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A salp is any of a group of free-swimming tunicates of the genus Sarpa.

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My favorite word to use in Scrabble: zax (n.)- a specific roofing tool with edges similar to an adz/adze. From OE seax "knife", whence also sax (tool). Initial "z" perhaps from West Country English's pronunciation (as with vane, vixen, and vat) or for differentiation from sax (musical instrument abbreviation).

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