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carla1604Sunday 06th of March 2005 08:01:34 AM
italian word game #3 - Doublets (Metagrammi in italian) is the name of the popular word puzzle invented by Lewis Carroll, also known as Word Ladders, Stepwords, Word Chains etc.

How to play: choose two words formed by the same number of letters, then transform one word into another by changing a single letter in each step, so that each link in the chain is a valid word.
For example, to change SOLE into LUNA with 4 links:
SOLE (the sun, il sole, masculine)
SALE (the salt, il sale, masculine)
SALA (the hall, la sala, feminine)
LANA (the wool, la lana, feminine)
LUNA (the moon, la luna, feminine)
The one who finds a a solution will have to give another couple of words.

The first words are: MALE BENE

;)
Carla
GoranBcnSunday 06th of March 2005 10:03:17 AM
- MALE
MARE
BARE
BERE
BENE

It this correct?

Prossime parole:

SALE ==> PEPE
jeffphillyMonday 07th of March 2005 06:53:19 AM
- sale (salt)
sane (fem plural healthy)
pane (bread)
pene (hmmm...let's not say)
pepe

carla1604Monday 07th of March 2005 07:05:33 AM
ok Jeff, good - Now please give us another couple of words...

Carla ;)
GoranBcnMonday 07th of March 2005 07:06:08 AM
- You should write next 2 words... ;)
jeffphillyMonday 07th of March 2005 07:13:24 AM
- ok..try this:

sera --> mela
Stefano S.Tuesday 08th of March 2005 07:23:02 AM
- SERA
SETA
META
MELA

next words: lume ===> cavo
laimuckaTuesday 08th of March 2005 11:02:19 PM
- LUME
LAVE
LAVO
CAVO

corretto?

the next words:
NERO --> VADO
Dam_skippyTuesday 08th of March 2005 11:52:39 PM
- Nero
Vero - (true)
Vedo - (I see)
Vado

new words:
dare(to give)- fato(fate)
einharWednesday 09th of March 2005 12:35:18 AM
- Dare
Fare - to make
Faro - beacon
Fato

Lira --> Mare
laimuckaWednesday 09th of March 2005 08:17:00 PM
- LIRA
LIRE - pl. lira
LARE - home
MARE

GARA --> COLA

carla1604Wednesday 09th of March 2005 08:33:00 PM
LARE - "LARE" = a tutelary god or spirit associated with Vesta and the Penates as a guardian of the household by the ancient Romans
laimuckaWednesday 09th of March 2005 08:48:07 PM
- Grazie, Carla.

Ho trovato prima spiegazione (I have found the first explanation) in www.garzantilinguistica.it:
(letter.) (famiglia) lares (pl.); home: tornare ai patri lari, to return home.
einharThursday 10th of March 2005 01:06:44 AM
- GARA
CARA - beloved
CALA - cove, bay
COLA

DITO --> LIDO finger --> beach
carla1604Saturday 12th of March 2005 08:36:28 AM
- DITO (finger)
RITO (rite, custom)
RIDO (I laugh)
LIDO (beach)

Next words:

GATTO (cat) - PESCE (fish)
Dam_skippySunday 13th of March 2005 03:20:40 AM
- GATTO
GETTO
GESTO
PESTO
PESCO
PESCE

nuove parole:
sporco (dirty)- nitida (clean)
and I haven't checked to see if it's possible yet
Dam_skippySunday 13th of March 2005 03:40:11 AM
- nope...don't think it's possible
Dam_skippySunday 13th of March 2005 03:46:58 AM
- ok...sorry about that........
New words:

BORSA - CESTO:)
carla1604Monday 21st of March 2005 07:46:50 AM
- BORSA (feminine, = bag)
CORSA (feminine, = run, race)
CORTA (feminine, = short)
COSTA (feminine, = coast, shore)
COSTO (masculine, = cost)
CESTO (masculine, = basket)

next words:
MONTE - PIANO
:)