[DWJ] Word game

Gili Bar-Hillel gbhillel at netvision.net.il
Tue Nov 15 01:49:11 EST 2005

Rund sound like some kind of a salty biscuit, like a rusk, only round.

Roon is very pretty. It sounds like a horse dancing at midnight. Perhaps it
is a rune that can only be seen by the light of the moon.

I don't have a "Chambers" to check.

-----Original Message-----
From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net]On Behalf Of
Elizabeth Evans
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 3:22 AM
To: Diana Wynne Jones
Subject: [DWJ] Word game

Minnow suggested:
. . . I tripped over the word "rund", defined as "Same as *roon*" by the
estimable folk at Chambers.  I
bet *nobody* here knows what that/those mean[s] without looking in Chambers
for themselves!  Does anyone feel like playing "My Word" with it and
providing plausible possibilities?

I see them as two different words.
Rund is 'round' without the 'o', so not *quite* as round - more oblong-ish,
I'd say.

roon.  ahh.
r-r-r-oon. Makes me think of Billy Connolly saying it.  Round but flat, as
in 'round' meaning a location.  Roon by auld Wullie's hoos, th' noo.

Oh well, I know what I *mean*, even if I can't explain it.


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