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    Words with lots of Ls and Rs

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Haribo Icecream, Jan 19, 2011.

    Hi everyone, I'm newish here :)

    I'm writing a story (duhh lol), and part of it needs at least three long English words with lots of Ls and Rs, and I could only think of parallelogram, any more? :)
     
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    Set it in Wales lol you will have no bother.

    Reverberate
    loveliness
    Revelry
    Rivalry
     
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    I'm guessing you're from the Orient.

    Is "horological" any good to you?
     
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    Haha ;)

    What makes you say that ;)
     
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    do you need them to have 'lots of r's and l's in the same word?
     
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    If possible yeaaahh :)
     
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    Thanks everyone! :)
     
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    Rabblerouser? If I may ask, why do you need these words? Just curious, as always ;).
     
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    i haven't seen a single suggestion yet that contains 'lots' of both letters... or even more than one of both in the same word, with only one exception that had 2 of each, but not 'lots' or even 3...

    makes me wonder if such a word actually exists in english...
     
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    There is always this although technically it is Welsh and not English ;)

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch
     
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    Lolly
    Literally
    Lull
    Loll
    Lilly
    polysyllabically
    Loyally
    Lillyput
    Willfully
    Error
    Rarer
    Roarer
    Arrears
    Regressor
    squirrelled
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    lillypilly
    lulliloo
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    parallelepipedon




    I got this from www.rhymezone.com

    I just put in the letters 'para', there's a drop down box with options, choose the 'match letters' option and you'll get a list with loads.

    Its a good site, rhyming dictionary, thesaurus, dictionary. I find it very useful.
     
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    Corollary.

    Not the sort of word you like to happen upon when reading out aloud. It seems to contain all the potential for mischief-making that the old 'red lorry, yellow lorry' toungue twister does.
     
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    thing is, the op wants words with 'lots' of both l's and r's in the same english word...

    and i'm still not seeing a single one that does... even the one he found [parallelogram]doesn't fit, since it has only 2 r's...
     
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    I have searched and most of the words that fit the bill would be nearly impossible to fit into a story. Most of them are things like chemical names or scientific related stuff. And even then, those words only have a lot of r's and l's because they have a lot of letters to begin with, 20+ letters.

    I question the purpose of the assignment, seems like busy work.
     
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    I think this thread is a lost cause - sorry
     
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    Since the OP still hasn't found one he likes, let me point out that it's possible to get a complete list. I did something similar in looking for words with particular features for handwriting drills.

    You can find a list that purports to be all the English words, one per line.

    A simple Perl script will cull that to a short list of words that have multiple Ls and Rs. In fact, you could do it on one line:

    C:\directory> perl -ne"print if tr/l/l/ >=2 && tr/r/r/ >=2"
     
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    Au contrare :D The context simply needs to word to exist and at least be semi-pronouncable :p

    Ohh no I've seen plenty actually :) I've not got to the bit where I need them yet in my writing, I've been a bit lax as of late, but when I've used the ones I like I'll quote each one with a thank you :cool:
     

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