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grammargeek
Posted: Sunday, May 2, 2010 7:11:06 PM

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 9:19:45 AM

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kamalraj
Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 9:32:21 AM

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grammargeek
Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 1:21:04 PM

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kamalraj wrote:
sensible >> scenary


I think we need a ruling by Articulate Dreamer. Are obsolete words accepted in this game?

And BTW, kamalraj, what does scenary have to do with the word "sensible"?
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Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 1:29:20 PM

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grammargeek wrote:
kamalraj wrote:
sensible >> scenary


I think we need a ruling by Articulate Dreamer. Are obsolete words accepted in this game?

And BTW, kamalraj, what does scenary have to do with the word "sensible"?


GG, which is the obsolete word here? In another game where you had to fill in letters in blanks to make a word, i remember kamalraj had that same word as the answer to a long unsolved clue: 'scenary'. I was flummoxed but the dictionaries, including TFD, do list it as an alternative spelling to scenery!

Anyway, GG, i do not find any association 'sensible' and 'scenary(sic)'
grammargeek
Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 3:13:07 PM

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Articulate Dreamer wrote:
grammargeek wrote:
kamalraj wrote:
sensible >> scenary


I think we need a ruling by Articulate Dreamer. Are obsolete words accepted in this game?

And BTW, kamalraj, what does scenary have to do with the word "sensible"?


GG, which is the obsolete word here? In another game where you had to fill in letters in blanks to make a word, i remember kamalraj had that same word as the answer to a long unsolved clue: 'scenary'. I was flummoxed but the dictionaries, including TFD, do list it as an alternative spelling to scenery!

Anyway, GG, i do not find any association 'sensible' and 'scenary(sic)'


Scenary is the word I am saying is obsolete. When I first looked it up in TFD, I found an entry for it to my surprise. I then looked it up in Dictionary.com and again found the entry, but with a notation that the word is obsolete. So I went back to TFD's entry for scenary and read the fine print below the word. It gives only one reference to a dictionary published in 1913. In my hard copy of Webster's New World College Dictionary, fourth edition, there is an entry for scenery but not for scenary, nor is it mentioned as an alternative spelling under the entry for scenery.

Additionally, words that have currently accepted alternative spellings (as per TFD) will have those alternate spellings listed alongside the primary spelling for the word in its entry. On the other hand, if you look up the word by its currently accepted alternative spelling, you will find an entry for it, but it will specifically say that the word is "a variant of..." whatever word.

Let me give you a couple of examples. Using TFD, look up the word dialogue and you'll see "or dialog" next to it. Look up the word dialog and you will not find the word dialogue next to it as an alternative spelling, but you will find the definition given underneath the word to say "Variant of dialogue." Look up the word gray and beside it on the same line it says, "also grey"; look up grey and underneath the word it says, "Variant of gray." The same pattern holds true for theater/theatre and doughnut/donut.

If you look up the word scenery, you won't find scenary given as an alternative spelling. If you look up scenary, it gives the definition as scenery, but it does not say that it is a variant or alternative spelling to the word scenery which is used currently.

Based on these observations, my conclusion was that the word scenary is simply obsolete. I realize the distinction between an alternative spelling and an obsolete spelling is a fine one; nevertheless, it exists. That's why I asked for your ruling on the use of obsolete words in this game. I do recognize that scenary is a word that was in existence at one time.

So, AD, it looks as if you have disqualified scenary on the basis of its lack of association to the word sensible, but for future reference, I'd still like to know if obsolete words are allowed in your game.

Thanks for your time and attention. Angel
grammargeek
Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 3:14:10 PM

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kamalraj
Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 3:18:40 PM

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Whats going on here...scenary and scenery all should be same only AD...

My friend gg well known about scenary ...then only big paragraph

understandable >> perceivable


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Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 3:36:47 PM

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kamalraj wrote:
Whats going on here...scenary and scenery all should be same only AD...

My friend gg well known about scenary ...then only big paragraph

understandable >> perceivable




OK let's try and avoid obscure words and spellings, huh?Whistle


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Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 4:16:19 PM

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
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grammargeek
Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 5:35:38 PM

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Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 11:12:19 PM

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grammargeek
Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 2:29:34 AM

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Galad
Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 8:01:16 AM

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Articulate Dreamer
Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 8:33:01 AM

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Melamine >> contamination
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