This is a schwa-
Complete the puzzle and send your solutions to the editors of SpecGram by September 15th, 2020 and you could win a prize. The correct solution and winners, if any, will be announced in the upcoming October issue.
• To make a vowel more like schwa.
• ⏑ ⏑ ‒ ‒
• trope : semantics :: ______ : syntax
• The last living sister of Gunindiri.
• A necessary character for transcribing uhhhh.
• Old English for “Yo! Listen up!”, also de-ligatured.
• One of the two main descendants of *gʷṓws in English.
• Whose petard one is traditionally hoisted on.
• BrE equivalent of AmE uh.
• Hypernym of adze, francisca, halberd, hatchet, hurlbat, mattock, ono, parashu, pulaski, sagaris, splitting maul, and tomahawk.
• Spanish for “see you”, according to Gilchrist’s naïve linguists.
• A kind of comma, allegedly popular in Cambridge, Mass. and Oxon, UK.
• Any one of 🛪 ⚒ ⛧ ☍ ! ☏ ☯ ☤ ⏻ ⛏ ∞ ☞ ∛ ☘ 🕒 ⌫ ∴ ☠ 🛇 ☵ ☈ ♘ ✓ ⚜ ¢ ☣ ⚖ ♲ ⚠ ☿ ❧ ʘ ♠ ⚂ or ə.
• What life finds, per Dr. Malcolm.
• Prefix added to adapt, adjust, content, form, function, inform, nourish, odor, practice, or treat to indicate that they are done poorly.
• A Romantic river.
• Inverted schwa, uppercased.
• Primary sense organ for the majority of languages.
• Not abs., or, 100 µg⋅m2⋅Hz2.
• Surprisingly, this is the ISO 639–3 code for an Austronesian language of Vanuatu, not any of several more likely Germanic languages.
• Saussure claimed you could get this in one of two flavors, simultaneities or successions.
• Another name for the language Fox, in which one can presumably discuss a fluid-
• As you get older, it gets harder to do this to your, uh, uh, what’s it called? The dictionary thing. Lexicon!
• Greek cousin of Neo-
• An interjection that, despite what prescriptivists and 8th grade English teachers may say, is not actually for horses.
• In asinine speech, a friend of hee; in equine, a foe of gee.
• Speaking in Lakovian metaphors, affection is this temperature.
• One of the words abbreviated in the title of JLSSCNC.
• The common but technically incorrect name for the pre-
• A bibliographic abbreviation indicating that the citation is to the same source as the last one.
• American actress after whom inflatable life vest were nicknamed.
• Greek cousin of Syriac ܚ.
• The Way, per Pooh.
• The backness of a schwa.
• In formal semantics and first order logic, what “∀” is for.
The solutions to last month’s domino puzzle
Each of the puzzlemeisters below will receive some moderately desirable SpecGram merch of their choosing:
Eemil Pölönen • Jang Seo-
Congrats to all!