A Conversation for Word Gymnastics!

Wheel of Fortune

Post 1

Roundley The Terminator

I've always wanted to be a competitor on the game show Wheel of Fortune (if you've missed it, don't sweat it). "Why?" most reasonable people would ask. "To play with the presenter's mind," I say.

Typically, when guessing a letter in the word or phrase, the contestant will say "'T' for 'Truck'". I'd like to be able to say things like: "'G' for 'gnosis'", "'P' as in 'Psychology'".

Your task, if interested, is to come up with a complete alphabet of words that do not reveal the initial letter in their pronounciation. I'll start with the easy ones:
D: Djibuti
G: Gnosis, or Gnome
H: Honour (depends on your schooling)
M: Mnemonic
P: Psychology

Others for these letters, or other letters are enthusiastically solicited.

Another interesting, but more limited, possibility is something like 'K' for 'Crisis', but I don't think it's likely to be as interesting.

:o)


Wheel of Fortune

Post 2

Sad, Mad or Bad? - I always wanted to be a dino, but alas, I'm just old.

K, as in knowledge


Wheel of Fortune

Post 3

Clelba

A, as in aesthetic
^. .^
= ' =


Wheel of Fortune

Post 4

Roundley The Terminator

Very nice!

Actually, in the rules of Wheel of Fortune you can't ask for vowels, so I hadn't thought about them.

:o)


Wheel of Fortune

Post 5

Clelba

good point...
^. .^
= ' =


Wheel of Fortune

Post 6

Sad, Mad or Bad? - I always wanted to be a dino, but alas, I'm just old.

You can when you solve the final puzzle. Or at least you can here. You get so many consonants and a vowel, don't you?


Wheel of Fortune

Post 7

Roundley The Terminator

Yep, actually I think so--I only ever watch it in the Gym (without sound!). I seem to recall vowels in the final round.

:o)


Wheel of Fortune

Post 8

Argon0 (back for a bit)

H for Heir.....


Wheel of Fortune

Post 9

Tamara's another day

X for Xylophone.
With the alphabet itself there are some good examples.......
A for H*****
E for F
E for L
E for M
E for N
A for R
E for S
Y for U
D for W
E for X
W for Y

***** Note this one carefully. I REALLY hate it when people pronounce the letter H 'Haitch' !!!!!!


Wheel of Fortune

Post 10

Argon0 (back for a bit)

L for Llandudno


Wheel of Fortune

Post 11

Not Really Acid

O as in Oedipus

T as in Tsunami




Wheel of Fortune

Post 12

Roundley The Terminator

Specially, like O as in Oedipus. I have a cat called Oedipus (because 'e d' Pus!) and I should have thought of that.

I also like the letters in the alphabet, that would really play with their minds--shame that so many of them are vowels, though.

:o)


Wheel of Fortune

Post 13

Roundley The Terminator

So, how does one pronouce "Llandudno"? -- it's obviously not Lan-dud-no.

:o)


Wheel of Fortune

Post 14

Argon0 (back for a bit)

Llandudno - is Chhhlandudno....

Tsunami - smiley - erm I've yet to hear that pronounced sunami - usually the T is pronounced - possibly incorrectly.... Or I could be just burbling (c.f. Brit Eng thread)...


Wheel of Fortune

Post 15

Platypus 2

Hi!

How about w as in write, or wren
c as in chesnut smiley - smiley


Wheel of Fortune

Post 16

Argon0 (back for a bit)

How about c as in cedilla?


Wheel of Fortune

Post 17

Roundley The Terminator

My 2 bits worth:

With chestnut and cedilla, and (to a lesser extent) xylophone, they start with the conventional pronounciation of 'c' -- unless I'm missing something. Although the intent is correct, it just wouldn't play with the presenter's head enough, IMHO.

But good offerings anyway.

:o)


Wheel of Fortune

Post 18

Platypus 2

If you asked for x as in exclamation, would that play with his head enough?

I guess p as in pharynx wouldn't pass muster, but k as in knot might?
smiley - smiley


Wheel of Fortune

Post 19

Platypus 2

smiley - ermme again

P as in pneumonia, or p as in pteradactyl
Y as in Yvette smiley - smiley


Wheel of Fortune

Post 20

Argon0 (back for a bit)

Cedilla - pronounced Saidilla?

I guess playing with head wise you could say

S as in Cedilla?

(OR S as in Antidisestablishmentarianism)smiley - biggrin


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