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« on: 08 June 2020, 06:04:40 PM »

It is one of my ambitions (it really is) to edit the Wikipedia page about the novel Gadsby, and make it read perfectly but use only 25 letters of the alphabet.
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« Reply #1 on: 08 June 2020, 07:14:54 PM »

Which letter to leave out?
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« Reply #2 on: 08 June 2020, 07:22:19 PM »

It is one of my ambitions (it really is) to edit the Wikipedia page about the novel Gadsby, and make it read perfectly but use only 25 letters of the alphabet.
A fantastic concept - your lipogram may come unstuck if you constrain yourself as the author Ernest Wright did...
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« Reply #3 on: 08 June 2020, 07:27:07 PM »

After a quick look at the page there are only 16 letter z and most are in horribly Americanised (badly spelt) words. ie "Organization"
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« Reply #4 on: 08 June 2020, 07:35:07 PM »

What a strange idea. But I like it  Cool

It does rather depend on the letter you choose not to use.
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« Reply #5 on: 08 June 2020, 07:43:00 PM »

Ah, if you know why I chose that page, you'd know what letter.  As Scorpio writes, there are certain problems...
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« Reply #6 on: 08 June 2020, 08:03:59 PM »

Aah! I now know. And all I can say is "good luck!"
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« Reply #7 on: 08 June 2020, 08:10:39 PM »

fifth symbol in the Anglicised writing symbol list...
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« Reply #8 on: 08 June 2020, 08:45:28 PM »

A book and also a class of writing of which I had not known until scanning this topic. I am glad to gain this illumination and thank you for it.

Gods, it's hard work writing this sort of thing!  

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« Reply #9 on: 08 June 2020, 09:04:26 PM »

E?
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« Reply #10 on: 08 June 2020, 09:09:07 PM »

After a quick look at the page there are only 16 letter z and most are in horribly Americanized (badly spelt) words. ie "Organization"
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« Reply #11 on: 08 June 2020, 10:28:32 PM »

Bugger, I should have stuck to Anglo...
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