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#1 fsharpminor

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:09

Whats the longest word you can make using only the musical letters A-G ?
This has come up on the ABRSM's Facebook site, and they suggested CABBAGE. In a couple of minutes I have come up with DEBAGGED, but there must be something longer.....
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#2 ChrisC

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:57

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Aug 23 2013, 10:09 AM) View Post

Whats the longest word you can make using only the musical letters A-G ?
This has come up on the ABRSM's Facebook site, and they suggested CABBAGE. In a couple of minutes I have come up with DEBAGGED, but there must be something longer.....

I cheated, and used www.quinapalus.com/cgi-bin/match
It did come up with BABEFACED and BEEFFACED, but I'm not convinced they are real words.

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#3 fsharpminor

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:24

QUOTE(ChrisC @ Aug 23 2013, 10:57 AM) View Post

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Aug 23 2013, 10:09 AM) View Post

Whats the longest word you can make using only the musical letters A-G ?
This has come up on the ABRSM's Facebook site, and they suggested CABBAGE. In a couple of minutes I have come up with DEBAGGED, but there must be something longer.....

I cheated, and used www.quinapalus.com/cgi-bin/match
It did come up with BABEFACED and BEEFFACED, but I'm not convinced they are real words.

Chris



Hmm , a bit suspicious Chris. DEFACED is OK but only 7 letters, DEBAGGED is 8.

You can of course play all these as melodies.
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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:27

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Aug 23 2013, 11:24 AM) View Post

You can of course play all these as melodies.

There's a nice Old English song called Phoebe in her Petticoat, which is in the School Recorder Book. I always thought she must have been a bit of a baggage.
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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:16

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Aug 23 2013, 10:09 AM) View Post

Whats the longest word you can make using only the musical letters A-G ?
This has come up on the ABRSM's Facebook site, and they suggested CABBAGE. In a couple of minutes I have come up with DEBAGGED, but there must be something longer.....



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#6 ma non troppo

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 21:51

Are we allowed to use S and H? 


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#7 UnnaturalHarmonics

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:48

Ma Non Troppo- exactly what I came in to suggest! But within the rules, so S can't follow another S, obviously.
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#8 ma non troppo

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 21:26

Shag.

She

He

Gash

Dash

Shade

Sea-Hag

 

 

That is all for now.


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#9 linda.ff

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 21:41

Shag.

She

He

Gash

Dash

Shade

Sea-Hag

 

 

That is all for now.

What's that, a synopsis of The Little Mermaid?


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#10 ma non troppo

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 23:01

:D


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#11 UnnaturalHarmonics

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:32

*spits tea* :D
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:54

The first word I came up with is BAGGAGE.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 17:15

English is the language of the English-speaking world, and as a natural English speaker, anything I say (and that another English speaker can understand) is, by definition, valid English.

 

My child doesn't like his greens. When we ate at his grandmother's, he would not eat his meal until it had been decabbaged (10).

 

I rest my cace.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 18:21

English is the language of the English-speaking world, and as a natural English speaker, anything I say (and that another English speaker can understand) is, by definition, valid English.

 

My child doesn't like his greens. When we ate at his grandmother's, he would not eat his meal until it had been decabbaged (10).

 

I rest my cace.

:lol:  Great post Elemimele.


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