Here is the fourth and final posting of alphabets. This last list is the Hebrew alphabet; some of the letters have been newly allowed as words since the Millennium.

All words in the following list ARE ALLOWABLE in Scrabble.

 

Aleph

Beth

Gimel

Daleth

Heh

Vav

Zayin

Cheth

Teth

Yod

Kaph

Lamed

Mem

Nun

Samekh

Ayin

Peh

Sadhe

Koph

Resh

Sin

Tav 

 

I hope you have enjoyed learning the different alphabets, most certainly there are a few letters in each that I didn't know as words. I hope you found some nuggets too!

 

The Arabic alphabet is the third of our alphabet series, and is the least kind to Scrabble players. 

 

Many of the words are not allowed in Scrabble, and those that are have other, more everyday meanings.

 

Here is the alphabet - those marked with an * are NOT allowed in Scrabble.

 

'Alif    * (because of the apostrophe)  (but ALIF is acceptable)

Ba

Ta

Tha   *

Jim    *

Ha

Kha    *

Dal

Dhal

Ra      *

Zain    *

Sin

Shin

Sad

Dad

Ta

Za

'Ain      * (because of the apostrophe)  (but AIN is acceptable)

Ghain    *

Fa

Qaf       *

Kaf

Lam    

Mim

Nun

Ha

Waw

Ya

The second set in our alphabet series is the letters of the Greek Alphabet.

Many of these letters appear in scientific terms so should be well known to mathematicians and physicists !

 

ALL words listed below are valid in Scrabble.

Alpha 

Beta

Gamma

Delta

Epsilon

Zeta

Eta

Theta

Iota

Kappa

Lambda

Mu

Nu

Xi

Omicron

Pi

Rho

Sigma

Tau

Upsilon

Phi

Chi

Psi

Omega

 

Earlier this year we published a series of articles showing different ways to learn words.

 

Another method is to take a discrete set of words and learn them. This month we will publish 4 discrete alphabet sets for you to learn.

Many of the 'letters' are fairly well known, but there may be a gem or two for you to unearth! In future we will study the Hebrew, Arabic and Greek alphabets.

 

Firstly the NATO phonetic alphabet. 

Here all the words represent a letter from the English language. A couple of the letters have variant spellings this is to help non-English speakers pronounce the word correctly. (For example, the French would typically pronounce 'Juliet' as "Julie-AY" but will pronounce the final 't' sound when a second 't' is added to the end of the word)

Unless otherwise stated ALL words listed below are valid in Scrabble.

Alpha or Alfa 

Bravo

Charlie

Delta

Echo

Foxtrot

Golf

Hotel

India

Juliet or Juliett (JULIET is valid, JULIETT is not)

Kilo

Lima

Mike

November

Oscar

Papa

Quebec

Romeo

Sierra

Tango

Uniform

Victor

Whiskey

X-ray or Xray  (XRAY is valid, X-RAY is not)

Yankee

Zulu

 

  

Today is  the Autumn Equinox.

What words of 4 or 5 letters can you make from the letters in the word EQUINOX. (Hint : you needn't use the Q or X in some of the words).

 

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There are 9 words, well done if you got more than 5.

 

EUOI

EXON

 

NIXE

 

ONIE

OXEN

 

QUIN

QUINE

QUINO

QUOIN