Italian Italian Word Game #3 - Doublets - Metagrammi Metagrammi

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Carla
Saturday 22nd of October 2005 01:28:03 AM
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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




Laura
Saturday 22nd of October 2005 03:21:41 AM
MALE (bad,masculine)
MARE (the sea, il mare, masculine)
MERE (simple, pl from "mero", feminine)
BERE (to drink)
BENE (good, la luna)

Prossima coppia di parole: VISO (face) RARO (rare)



croll
Monday 24th of October 2005 09:31:08 AM
viso (face, il fiso)
vaso (vase, il vaso)
vallo (wall, il vallo)
loro (they)
raro (rare)

prossimo: bella - rosa


Laura
Thursday 24th of November 2005 04:43:45 PM
BELLA (beautiful, fem sing)
VELA (sail, la vela)
VOLA (3rd person sing present of the vb "volare" - to fly)
SOLA (3rd person sing present of the vb "solare" - to be in the habit to )
ROSA

>> SALE - PEPE


Carla
Thursday 24th of November 2005 05:38:01 PM
Originally posted by kappa_laura


BELLA (beautiful, fem sing)
VELA (sail, la vela)
VOLA (3rd person sing present of the vb "volare" - to fly)
SOLA (3rd person sing present of the vb "solare" - to be in the habit to )
ROSA

>> SALE - PEPE

Il verbo "solere" (essere solito, avere l'abitudine di - to use to )
appartiene alla seconda coniugazione ed difettivo (manca di alcuni tempi) e irregolare. Alla terza persona singolare dell'indicativo presente si coniuga: lui/lei suole.
E' molto poco usato nell'italiano moderno.

La parola "sola" comunque ha un significato: il femminile singolare dell'aggettivo "solo" (lonely).

Carla


croll
Friday 25th of November 2005 08:09:18 AM
sale (the salt, il sale, masculine)
male (bad)
pelle (the skin, la pelle, feminine )
peso (the weight, il peso, masculine)
pepe (the pepper, il pepe, masculine)

gatto-nero


katichka
Saturday 26th of November 2005 11:28:48 PM
GATTO
MATTO
NATO
NERO

GAMBA - VERDE


croll
Thursday 22nd of December 2005 11:27:19 AM
Gamba - verde

Gamba (la gamba, leg)
Baco (il baco, worm)
code (la code, tails)
verde (green)

quarto - porto


Carla
Wednesday 28th of December 2005 06:34:08 AM
Hi everyone
;)
Just to remind you the rules of this game:

You have to transform one word into another word, by changing only one letter at a time.

Example:

GAMBA - VERDE

GAMBA
GARBA
GARDA
SARDA
SORDA
SORDO
TORDO
TONDO
TONDA
TONDE
TENDE
VENDE
VERDE

Carla


Goran
Saturday 31st of December 2005 03:10:01 AM
Quale sono le parole seguenti?


Carla
Saturday 31st of December 2005 06:32:11 AM
Le parole seguenti sono:

MESE - ANNO

;)

Carla


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