Pangram – all letters of the alphabet in one sentence
It’s an art to write a pangram, to squeeze the whole alphabet into one sentence. It’s a letter puzzle. Some make it a sport and competitions are held for the most beautiful pangram. In many different languages, language enthusiasts are busy creating the almost impossible sentences. They come in English, French, Icelandic, Hebrew and whatever language you choose. The Nordfriisk Institute calls on Frisians to write a Frisian pangram. Letter puzzles and competitions help keep the language alive.
Puzzle and toss with letters
- English pangram
- Dutch pangram
- Pangram and the letters in one sentence
- Nordfriisk Institute
It’s a nice word for a quiz: pangram. “What’s the name of a sentence in which all the letters of the alphabet occur?” So that’s him, the pangram. The word itself comes from the Greek. It is composed of the words pan and gramm, Which all letters means.
The best thing is to keep the pangram as short as possible. Phrases in which all letters of the alphabet appear only once are difficult to find. A few writers have made a few in English, but then there are always words that have been tinkered with a lot.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. It is the English pangram, which contains all the letters of the alphabet, but in this example some letters appear more than once.
Fat Dorus wrote the following pangram:
This new sex quota shocks the yoghurt market every year. Then a lot of fapping.
The bar offender with anomaly was looking for a proxy server.
Eight sexy women hunt clay pigeons in Mozambique.
Herald also wrote:
Only after five or seven clammy sex was the hobbyist shocked.
Pangram and the letters in one sentence
There are several variations of the pangram.
- self-counting pangram.
Initial letter pangram
An initial pangram is longer than a pangram. The sentence consists of words that start consecutively with the letters of the alphabet. Here too it is a sport to keep the sentence as short as possible. The summum is a sentence of 27 words, in which each letter is the first letter of a word only once.
In a self-counting pangram, the sentence also indicates how many letters are included.
A pangram is more than a game of letters and words. Originally, people used such a sentence to check whether all letters on a typewriter worked properly. A pangram is also used to demonstrate fonts.
The Nordfriisk Institute asks all Frisians in the Netherlands and Germany to make a Frisian pangram and organizes an annual competition for the best pangram or the best limerick in Frisian.
That may be in:
- North Frisian;
The winner will receive a cash prize of 250 euros.
The q and x do not occur in Frisian, so these letters do not need to be included in the sentence.
The pangram competition is part of a series of competitions that deal with language and that have been organized by the North Frisian research institute. The competitions are called Tams-Jörgensen-Preisaufgabe, named after the founder of the Nordfriisk Institute. The prizes are paid from his estate.
An example of a Frisian pangram is: Alve bossy froulju awaits his arrival
The institute established itself in 1964 as a central scientific institute dealing with the Frisian language, stories and culture. It supports associations, students and specialists who are also involved in the Frisian language and is at the service of anyone interested in the Frisian language.
The scientific work of the Nordfriisk Institute is concerned with:
- Frisian language and literature;
- stories and history;
- archive of fanned out Frisians;
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