Questions tagged [language-games]

For questions concerning language games including word games (like pangrams or palindromes), constrained writing (like lipograms or spoonerism).

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Corpus of Taboo card game?

Has anyone constructed a corpus of people playing the card game Taboo, in a purely text-based setting, like a computer chat, rather than face-to-face with audio or video? The closest I've found are ...
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Are there palindrome-like constructs in written Cree?

I just learned about Cree syllabics from a comment on another SE. According to the wiki (emphasis mine) Canadian Aboriginal syllabics are unique among abugida scripts in that the orientation of a ...
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Is there any research on the graph of word associations in a language?

I was wondering if anyone has ever studied the graph where vertices correspond to words of a language and there is an edge between two vertices if and only if there is a word association between the ...
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Need more examples/ sources, for Ceq Wong language animal prefixes

This is just one, I Googled but couldn't find much, any, in fact not even something else than this.
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Do valid sentences of phrases that have different meanings in different languages exist? How are they called?

I am aware of words that have different meanings in different languages (for example, the word "brat" means brother in many Slavic languages). There are sentences made up from words of one language, ...
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Sanskrit pangram joke?

There are claims that the sanskrit/devanagari pangram (with natural sanskrit phonetic alphabet order): कः खगौघाङचिच्छौजा झाञ्ज्ञोऽटौठीडडण्ढणः। तथोदधीन् पफर्बाभीर्मयोऽरिल्वाशिषां सहः॥ whose IAST ...
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Any world languages having multiple-letter-based or single-ideogram-based syllables where three or more consecutive syllables of any word repeat?

My question is related to this interesting question, but instead of looking for letters within words which happen to appear repeated three or more times in a row, I'm looking for consecutive identical ...