by Learned Hand and Benighted Foot
O̊ṗṗo̊ṡi̊ṫůṡ Ḁṭṭṛḁc̣ṭi̥c̣u̥ṣ Ūñīṽēr̃s̃īt̃ūs̃, 上海
Sample Word Ladder
|1–2||Pike’s phonetic vowel.|
|2–3||Far from the speaker.|
|3–4||The voice box.|
VOCOID and LARYNX
read left to right, while
DISTAL reads right to left.
To complete this third Word Ladder, fill in six-letter words based on the clues provided. Note that some words will run from left to right, while alternating words will run from right to left. Also, the last two letters of each word will overlap with the first two letters of the next word—though they will be read in the opposite direction.
To illustrate the basic concept, a completed sample Word Ladder is provided.
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Word Ladder 三
||The more abstract of Saussure’s (in)famous dichotomy.|
||A particularly well-suited name, like Usain Bolt, Thomas Crapper, or Richard and Mildred Loving.|
||Mighty hunter done dirty by semantic shift and a certain wascally wabbit and a loony waterfowl.|
||A label for consonants articulated with the back of the tongue.|
||A paradigmatic gap.|
||Word retrieval aphasia.|
||The flow of the stream of the medium of sounds happens along this route.|
||The onomatopœic bark of a small dog, reduplicated, because small dogs are doubly annoying.|
||The more concrete of Saussure’s (in)famous dichotomy.|