Word Ways


In the last paragraph of "Russian-English Word Squares" in the February 1977 Word Ways, I suggested that readers might want to form some other bilingual word squares, possibly German-English or French-English. In these languages the complete alphabets are practically the same -- not just twelve mutual Russian-English letters. On an impulse, I decided to try my hand at German-English squares, since my surname befits that foreign language more than Russian. The results are shown at the end of this article, following a bit of discussion on these two-language squares.