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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

Please post your suggested additions to the list here. The URL, the category, and a brief description or review of the facilities offered would be good.

Thanks!

Bels


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six7s

Hi Bels,

Being a crossword junkie, I have found the following both helpful and distracting smiley - silly

http://www.rhymezone.com/
<< Type in a word to find its rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more: >>

http://www.wordsmith.org/anagram/advanced.html
A very fast and thorough anagram finder

http://www.acronymfinder.com/
Does what it says on the lid smiley - smiley

~~~~~~~~~ smiley - geek ~~~~~~~~~ smiley - geek ~~~~~~~~~ smiley - geek ~~~~~~~~~

I found this site (and added it to my *favourites* folder) ages ago but haven't used it much since
http://www.worldwidewords.org/index.htm
<< Investigating international English from a British viewpoint >>


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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

That's great, thanks. smiley - ok

I think I'll start a section on word games and puzzles and add those in.

smiley - cheers

Bels


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Monsignore Pizzafunghi Bosselese

http://dict.leo.org

A great German/English dictionary smiley - biggrin

In case you fail to find something there, you can search the forums&archives at
http://www.leo.org/cgi-bin/dict/forum/forum.cgi
and in case it isn't covered there, you might open a new forum thread. Looks like quite a few professional translators are active there at any time.

smiley - cheers
Bossel


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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

Thanks, Bossel, I'll be adding that in.

smiley - ok
Bels


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alji's

Greek - English, English - Greek (and Ancient Greek) @ http://kypros.org/cgi-bin/lexicon The Greek words are printed in both the Greek and the Roman alphabets.


Alji smiley - magic the Magus (don't forget to record your sun sign @ A712595 ) Pastor of the Church of Spiritual Humanism.


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alji's

Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon @ http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/indologie/tamil/mwd_search.html

Lexicon of Iranian Languages @ http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/indologie/lil/lilframe.html

Alji smiley - magic the Magus (don't forget to record your sun sign @ A712595 ) Pastor of the Church of Spiritual Humanism.


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alji's

Hugh Young's Lexicon of Polari @

http://www2.prestel.co.uk/cello/Polari.htm


Alji


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alji's

The peculiarities of the Welsh/English dialect, Wenglish, @ http://www.talktidy.com/index.html

Alji


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alji's

World Wide Words by MICHAEL QUINION @ http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/index.htm

Alji


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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

Thanks for those, Alji.

smiley - cheers


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six7s


This is looking great Bels, a really *valuable* resource smiley - ok


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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

Yes, it's coming on very nicely. I'll be doing some more work on it soon, putting in a Contents section with A links etc.

Then I'll have to think about promoting it a bit more.


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six7s


http://www.yak-yak.com/Service/YYserv_en.shtml

Yak-Yak.com English Wordfinder

Type in an *aproksimation* and it yields :
smiley - spacesmiley - spaceapproximation
smiley - spacesmiley - spaceapproximations

smiley - cool


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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

smiley - ok
smiley - ta


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six7s

I hope I'm not hi-jacking your entry Bels

If so, please feel free to ignore my suggestion(s) smiley - smiley



http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/wordtriv.htm

Word Trivia
Facts and oddities of the English language

Longest Words ~ Symmetry ~ Typewriter Words ~ Vowels
Syllables ~ Anagrams ~ Contained Words ~ Miscellaneous


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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

Not at all, six7s. This will be an excellent addition to the collection.

Mind you, I was slightly disappointed that it didn't mention 'screeched' as the longest monosyllabic English word. smiley - smiley


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six7s


Perhaps the authors have been a bit smiley - space s t r e t c h e d smiley - space for time ...

Is such an oversight grounds to have that page scratched from your entry? smiley - winkeye


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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

smiley - laugh


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Whoami - iD dislikes punctuation

http://www.google.com/language_toolssmiley - smileysmiley - cake


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