The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two: The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not-So-Common Words Paperback – October 30, 2007
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- Publisher : Plume; First Edition, 1st Printing (October 30, 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0452288614
- ISBN-13 : 978-0452288614
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.2 x 0.47 x 7.82 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #271,990 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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2 . Three or four tittles found in a row
In the words like gaijin, hajji, Rijiju(surname).
3. There are many words with a letter
repeated three times in a row: (refer question 10, page 24) weeest (superlative from of wee), seeer (one who sees), pfff (to go to ruin), brrr( expressive of shivering with cold), countessship, duchessship, goddessship, patronessship, vertuuus (a fourteenth-century spelling of virtuous, uuula (an early form of uvula), Cookkooose (a name given to the tribes of the Kisan family) etc.