The August 1969 and February 1970 issues of Word Ways contained several comments on word lengths as measured by the number of letters and the number of syllables. Obviously, it is high time to examine these problems in detail. Before we start, we establish ground rules. Our authority shall be Webster's New International Dictionary, Third Edition; only if this is exhausted, or some special case arises, may a different authority be used.
Beaman, Ralph G.
Word Ways: Vol. 3
, Article 5.
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