Tag: long words

What is the longest word of Online Modern Greek?

By: | Post date: 2010-03-15 | Comments: 14 Comments
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek
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I’ve been surveying the longest words of Modern Greek, thanks to a thread at the Magnificent Nikos Sarantakos’ blog. But that’s not the only place long words of Modern Greek can be reported from. I’ve made mention previously of Hellas-L mailing list, which is available publicly as Usenet group bit.listserv.hellas. I dropped off the list […]

What is the longest word of Modern Greek?

By: | Post date: 2010-03-14 | Comments: 3 Comments
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek
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When I posted about the longest words of Greek, I didn’t include Modern Greek, because I don’t have ready access to the resources that would give me an answer. A blessing on his house (not for the first time): Nikos Sarantakos put up a post asking for suggestions from his readers. Given how arbitrary word […]

What is the longest word of Sanskrit?

By: | Post date: 2010-03-12 | Comments: 11 Comments
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Other Languages
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In the post on the longest words of Greek, I mentioned the fact that Sanskrit, as reported in the Guinness Book of Records, has produced a word over twice as long as Aristophanes’ monsterpiece. If any non-agglutinative language was going to best Greek in that regard, it would of course be Sanskrit: a language of […]

What are the longest words of Greek?

By: | Post date: 2010-03-02 | Comments: 11 Comments
Posted in categories: Ancient Greek, Linguistics, Mediaeval Greek
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Everyone knows (or should know) about the longest word of Greek ever—the word that broke the title bar of Wikipedia, Aristophanes’ fantastical dish of 17 ingredients at the end of the Ecclesiazusae, that lopado-temacho-thing: λοπαδοτεμαχοσελαχογαλεοκρανιολειψανοδριμυποτριμματοσιλφιολιπαρομελιτοκατακεχυμενοκιχλεπικοσσυφοφαττοπεριστεραλεκτρυονοπτοπιφαλλιδοκιγκλοπελειολαγῳοσιραιοβαφητραγανοπτερυγών (172 chars) Ah. It breaks blogspot too. 🙂 λοπαδοτεμαχοσελαχογαλεοκρανιολειψανοδριμυποτριμματοσιλφιο­λιπαρομελιτοκατακεχυμενοκιχλεπικοσσυφοφαττοπεριστεραλεκτρυονοπτο­πιφαλλιδοκιγκλοπελειολαγῳοσιραιοβαφητραγανοπτερυγών (172 chars) Have you ever wondered what the next longest words […]

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