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What is the Longest word in your language?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by TheLastOne36, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. holy king

    holy king Deity

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    well, you can play that game infinitly with german, so it's kind of moot. :)
     
  2. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    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". :D
     
  3. gangleri2001

    gangleri2001 Garbage day!!!

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    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.
     
  4. Furiey

    Furiey No Longer Just Lurking

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  5. North King

    North King blech

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    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.
     
  6. Dumanios

    Dumanios MLG

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    A word for a certain part of DNA in my native language is over 1,000 letters long.
     
  7. Arwon

    Arwon

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    Cool. By the way, by google I meant the gallego and portuguese wikipedias.
     
  8. Yeekim

    Yeekim Moderator Moderator

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    Simply "the longest" is kind of pointless.
    In many(most?) languages you can just join words together endlessly (like in the German example above).

    So...
    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).
     
  9. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Tattarrattat (12), but it's coined. Silly James Joyce.

    But "God, a red nugget! A fat egg under a dog!" (29) is also palindromic...:mischief:
     
  10. Yeekim

    Yeekim Moderator Moderator

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    Yes. Palindrome. The term I was searching for...!
     
  11. Firestorm94

    Firestorm94 zuh?

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    This is terrible for people with Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
     
  12. shatter_crime

    shatter_crime Chieftain

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    Well, the longest word in Indonesian is memperpraperadilankan (21 letters)
    And it means sue in English (3 letters)
     
  13. Huaojozu

    Huaojozu Warlord

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    Dunno if there is another fellow Czech player here but here are soem czech words.

    The longest actually used word:
    Nejneobhospodařovávatelnějšími with 30 letters. Loosely translates to The most unable to be worked (as in a land).

    The longest grammatically correct word:
    Nejzdevětadevadesáteroneroznásobitelnějšími with 43 letters. Loosely translates to The most dividable by 99 (7th declination).
     
  14. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Whatever happened to antidisestablishmentarianism?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antidisestablishmentarianism

     
  15. luiz

    luiz Trendy Revolutionary

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    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.
     
  16. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    You mean like ... German? :lol:
     
  17. eastsidebagel

    eastsidebagel Deity

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    You ***********************!!! :mad:
     
  18. luiz

    luiz Trendy Revolutionary

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    German and all its offspring.
     
  19. Masada

    Masada Koi-san!

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    Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu
     
  20. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    This thread is for real languages only. Constructed languages for your silly fantasy world don't count. :shake:
     

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