Saturday, June 13, 2009

2-letter words

To be a good Scrabble player, you must know all 2-letter words. Here's list I found in Norwegian. I have another list with different words in it, maybe one is nynorsk? Maybe there isn't a consensus?

TO-BOKSTAVERS ORD:

AD AG AH AI AK AL AM AN AP AR AS AT AU AV
BA BE BI BO BU BY BÆ BØ
DA DE DI DO DU DY DØ DÅ
EA ED EI EL EN ER ES ET EV EX
FA FE FY FØ FÅ
GA GI GÅ
HA HE HI HM HO HU HY HÆ HØ HÅ
ID IL IN IR IS IT
JA JO
KU KØ KÅ
LA LE LI LO LU LY LØ LÅ
MI MO MY MØ MÅ
NE NI NU NY NØ NÅ
OG OI OK OL OM OR OS
PI PØ PÅ
RA RE RI RO RU RY RÅ
SA SE SI SU SY SÅ
TA TE TI TO TU TY TØ TÅ
UL UR UT
VA VE VI VY VÅ
YL YR YT
ÆR
ØD ØK ØL ØM ØR ØS ØV ØY
ÅA ÅE ÅK ÅL ÅR ÅS ÅT

I don't know what most of these are. If the two-letter word list in Norwegian is anything like the two-letter word list in English, then I'm pretty sure most Norwegians don't know what most of these words are, either.

A few observations, though:
There are 14 words starting with A. There's 13 that end with A.
H may proceed any vowel.
L, D, and T may precede any vowel except Æ.
If you read the K words, it sounds like "Coca Cola". (Well, "Coo-ca Co-a")
I like the look of the Y words.
In English there's no 2 letter words with a C or a V. In norsk, no words with C, Q, W, Y, or Z.
ÅA is a funny word. If a keyboard doesn't have the letter 'Å', you can instead type 'AA'. Thus to type ÅA you'd type AAA.

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