This article was inspired by several previously-published pieces of logological work. The first piece to appear in print was in Dmitri Borgmann's book, Language on Vacation (Scribner's, 1965). On page 164 of that book he presented a list of 26 words and names, each beginning and ending with the same letter, and each letter of the alphabet being represented just once. The second piece of logological work was in an article of ours entitled "Word Chains" which appeared in the February 1970 issue of Word Ways. In this article we presented a list of 26 words, each beginning with one letter of the alphabet and ending with the following letter, and each word being as long as possible.
"Beginnings and Endings,"
Word Ways: Vol. 4
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol4/iss4/2