This is an attempt to list the longest English-language words of one or two syllables, beginning with each letter of the alphabet, according to listings and pronunciations in Webster's Second or Third editions. The -ED ending is permitted for verbs, and the -S ending for nouns, even when permission to pluralize is not explicitly given in Webster. However, hyphenated words have been excluded.
Wolpow, Edward R.
"A Maximum Mono- and Di-Syllabary,"
Word Ways: Vol. 15
, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol15/iss3/12