Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by TheLastOne36, Jun 3, 2008.
well, you can play that game infinitly with german, so it's kind of moot.
That word is very cool however because it always has the same kind of rhythm (ONE-two ONE-two ONE-two etc) and except for the "eu" in "-beutel-" it always goes "consonant - vowel, consonant - vowel, etc".
I looked for it in my medical dictionaries with (obviously) no success at all. Anyway, I know a terminologist in both, Catalan and Spanish. I'm gonna ask her this monday about it.
I thought it was Antidisestablishmentarianism in English (28 letters) but there seem to be a lot of new words overtaking that.
That's the longest non-coined, non-scientific word.
If we're going to add coined or scientific words into the mix, look up the full name of titin and call it a day.
A word for a certain part of DNA in my native language is over 1,000 letters long.
Cool. By the way, by google I meant the gallego and portuguese wikipedias.
Simply "the longest" is kind of pointless.
In many(most?) languages you can just join words together endlessly (like in the German example above).
What is the longest legit word in your language, that reads exactly the same from right to left and from left to right?
In Estonian: "kuulilennuteetunneliluuk" (24).
Tattarrattat (12), but it's coined. Silly James Joyce.
But "God, a red nugget! A fat egg under a dog!" (29) is also palindromic...
Yes. Palindrome. The term I was searching for...!
This is terrible for people with Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
Well, the longest word in Indonesian is memperpraperadilankan (21 letters)
And it means sue in English (3 letters)
Dunno if there is another fellow Czech player here but here are soem czech words.
The longest actually used word:
Nejneobhospodařovávatelnějími with 30 letters. Loosely translates to The most unable to be worked (as in a land).
The longest grammatically correct word:
Nejzdevětadevadesáteroneroznásobitelnějími with 43 letters. Loosely translates to The most dividable by 99 (7th declination).
Whatever happened to antidisestablishmentarianism?
In portuguese we can't lump a bunch of words together, because, well, it is not a barbarian language.
Other than words that define diseases, such as "Pneumoultramicroscopicossilicovulcanoconiótico" or "Hipopotomonstrosesquipedaliofobia", the longest word is "Anticonstitucionalissimamente", a synonim of the more famous "Inconstitucionalissimamente", which are adverbs for the highest possible degree of unconstitutionality.
You mean like ... German?
German and all its offspring.
This thread is for real languages only. Constructed languages for your silly fantasy world don't count.
Separate names with a comma.