## Glossominoes

### by Keith Slater & Trey Jones

Traditional Dominosa is a puzzle game that requires you to pair numbers corresponding to the faces of dominoes. You are presented with a rectangular grid of numbers. Each number must be paired with one of its vertical or horizontal neighbors. As in a set of dominoes, each numerical value pairs exactly once with each other numerical value. See the original “Domiphones and Dominasals” (*SpecGram* CLXXXV.1) for a simple example if you are unfamiliar with the genre.

Naturally, *SpecGram*’s version of the puzzle involves some linguistics-related twists. Rather than boring and obvious numerals, we use elements that linguists can enjoy and feel comfortable with. This puzzle—dubbed *Glossominoes*—uses interlinear glossing abbreviations at each end of the dominoes. It’s up to you to discover the relevant groupings of abbreviations in order to solve the puzzles.

### Glossominoes

JUSS |
ACTIVE |
PL |
AOR |
DAT |
TRIAL |

OPT |
MIDDLE |
PRES |
QUAD |
ACC |
SG |

PERF |
INTERR |
PASS |
CAUS |
ABS |
NOM |

FUT |
PAUC |
DUAL |
LOC |
DECL |
SUBJ |

ERG |
APPLIC |
IMPERF |
PAST |
IMPERA |
ANTIPASS |

If you can complete the puzzle, send your solution to the editors of *SpecGram* by August 15th, 2020, and you could win some *SpecGram* merch. The correct solutions and winners, if any, will be announced in the next issue of *Speculative Grammarian,* if any.

The solution to June’s “Οо Εе, Оο Аa Αa” Сrурtοgrаm is the following quote from Heinrich Heine: “If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found the time to conquer the world.” If you have no idea how that happened, research *homoglyphs* and try again.

Each of the puzzlemeisters below has an idea of what happened, and will receive some moderately desirable *SpecGram* merch:

**
Vincent Fish •
Doan Qui Thanh •
Mikael Thompson •
Dan Sidorov
**