Word Ways


Peter Newby


Anglish is English of the logical neologist. It consists of sportmanteaux (the perfect qwaint is self-explanatory) and triviana (contrived trivia such as the palindrome ATAVADAVATA or the alphabetically progressive ABAVADAE). Pundigroans (contrived pundigroins or puns) are tolerated by only in small number. The acid test of an Anglish word is that it has the potential for assimilation into English just as the language of the Angles became a strand of the vocabulary which continues to develop as English. The following is a mere sample: