Word Ways


Onze Taal (Our Lanuage) is the monthloy publication of Onze Taal, a Dutch association dedicated to the correct use of the language. In the article "Het netwerk van Nerderlandse bigramman" (The network of Dutch bigrams) in the July/August 1985 issue. W. Dierick constructs a 61-word network of Dutch two-letter words. His inspiration for this bit of wordplay was the corresponding 38-word network of English two-letter words given to A. Ross Eckler's "Word Recreations" (Dover, 1979). However, he takes the author to task for including initalisms such as TV and TB.