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Albuquerque Words


Steve Kahan


Miami words are those which exhibit the letter pattern a b c a b, reverberate being one such. Let us now meet their southwestern cousins. An Albuquerque word is one in which two identical triads appear that are separated by at least one letter. For example, the formal name for a thirty-second note in music, DEMISEMIQUAVER, is an Albuquerque word due to the appearance of the italicized triad EMI in two locations.