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Rasmus Rask Diamond Puzzle VIII

by Lila Rosa Grau

This is the eighth Rasmus Rask puzzle, devoted to the original Mr. Charming Scandinavian Linguist. The puzzle is similar to a crossword puzzle, in that there is a grid for filling in words and phrases, and clues for the ACROSS and DOWN directions. However, all the squares in a Rasmus Rask puzzle are filled with letters, and the answers to the clues may (but are not required to) overlap. Clues for a particular row or column are given together, in the order they appear in the grid. No indication of the amount of overlap between clues is given. Letters spelling out RASMUS RASK in a diamond shape are given to provide a framework for filling in the answers.

Complete the puzzle and send your solutions to the editors of SpecGram by January 15th, 2019 and you could win a prize. The correct solution and winners, if any, will be announced in the upcoming February issue.

0  1  2 R 3  4  5 
1  K    A      
2 S          S   
3  A          M
4     R    U   
5        S      
• Manhattan neighborhood, named after the capital of North Holland.
• A calque of slavic -ский, used to make fake Slavic words in English.

• An unstressed syllable plus a stressed syllable, usually seen hanging out in a poem.

• One of the authors of GPSP and HPSG.

• The individual known variously as Spellmaster, Dr. Mc/ǃǃǃǁǃ/Took, G-Force, Ovaltine Jenkins, and Control-Alt-Delete. C’mon son!

• The network on which the show featuring the individual multifariously named above appeared.

• Past participle of Modern English descendant of Latin pācāre.

• Not Esperanto or Volapük... y’know, the other one.

• Suffix denoting the set of all things related to the suffixed word.

• An expression of disgust that can be orthographically lengthened almost without limit.

• A Romanization of Korean unit of measure, 리, from Mandarin 里.

• The part of a computer program that a user interacts with.

• A possible eggcorn or folk etymological name for high vowels, possibly by analogy to syllable types.
• An abbreviation for an institution of secondary education.

• In X-Bar theory, XP consists of an X′ node and one of these nodes.

• An alias of pseudonym, or, a pseudonym of alias.

• English reflex of PIE *h₁ólos.

• The o-less reference point for deixis.

• A bank transferdefinitely not a sandwichborrowed unchanged from German or maybe Dutch, both of which took it unchanged from Italian, where it descended more or less naturally from Latin, which got it from Greek γῦρος.

• To praise of glorify someone, even iflike Chomskythey don’t really deserve it.

• A prefix that when applied to respect, can be used as an abbreviation for the derived word.

—, —, and —, or maybe m, m, and m.

• An old French word for pigsty; also, an abbreviation for a non-linguistic monograph series by L. Snicket.

• A likely much more profitable degree than a master’s in linguistics.

• Onomatopœic interjection, similar in meaning to bang! or pow!

Blessé, engrosser, and journée are faux ones of these.

• A more specific kind of high or low tone, high or low vowel, or, as an abbreviation, a variety of High or Low German.

The solutions to last month’s puzzle, Occam’s Safety Scissors, are provided below. The phoneme pairs are ɔː/oʊ, uː/aʊ, and aː/eɪ. The special relationship the pairs share is that they are input/output pairs from the Great Vowel Shift.

The following puzzlemeisters completed the puzzle and will be receiving prizes:

Vincent FishThorsten SchröterDan SidorovDoan Qui Thanh

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