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The longest word in the world

Post by Samppa » Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:13 pm

http://www.hut.fi/~jpakkane/sana.html

What word are you talking about? How large is it?
This is what I'm talking about:


kyyhkyslakkahillotaatelipalmusunnuntaikהvelykatujuhla-
koristehedelmהkaramellimassatuotevalvontalaitteisto-
testauslaboratoriokהyttצkertatulitikkuviinapiilohomo-
kaasulasersהdehoitokotikaljakimblemestaruussarjakuva-
ristikkokilpajuoksuhiekka-aavikkoluonto-ohjelmauusinta-
vaalikokousedustusmeno-paluuruuhkabussivuoropysהkצinti-
sakkolihakoukkuselkהnahkavyצruusukasvimaamunajuustomaito-
rasvaimunestepinta-alahuulipunakampelaverkkomahalasku-
harjoitustyצaamukampapellavaצljykriisiapukeinolonkkalepo-
lomarusketusrajatietoteollisuuskiinteistצmarkkinointi-
diplomi-insinצצriopiskelijaperinnemaisema-arkkitehti-
kilta-aktiivihiiliterהsbetonivalurautaristisiitoshהrkה-
pizzamaustevoipaperiroskapostimerkkisavusaunavastaprotesti-
marssivapautusliikevaihtovהliarvojoukkopakomatkaopas-
koirakantakorttitaikatalvisotakunniajהsenetupuolikuiva-
rehuvilja-aittakorpisuomaastohiihtoputkitiivistesilikoni-
rintataskuvaraslהhtצliukumiinakenttהkeitinvesihanasaari-
ryhmהtyצmyyrהvuosikurssikirjapainopistetulotukivarsikenkה-
kauppaopistoupseerikerhohuonepalveluammattikoulupoika-
tyttצenergiatalousaluelaajennustarvehierarkiakaavio-
suunnittelupההtצspהivהvientisulkuporttiteoriapohjakunto-
urheiluruutuהssהpariluistelutyylituomaripelimies-
voimisteluvideokulmakarvakuonokoppalakkipההmההrהalennus-
tilataksimittarimatopurkkikeittoastiakaappipakastin-
yhdistelmהlukkoseppהhenkilצtunnussanaleikkikalupakkipussi-
elהinkoeponnistuslautakuntalakitekstiseikkailuleiri-
telttakangaspuujalkasienipiirakkareseptivihkopakkaus-
muovikuularuiskumaalaustarvikevarastohyllymetrilakuavain-
naulakkovartiopההllikkצtasogeometriavirhevaihtosהhkצkazoo-
pillihousupukupellehyppylankakerהkaaliaivovuotosuoja-
vaatekappalemyyntitykkilavatanssiaskelmoottoripyצrה-
koppisiemenperunapalstajakoviivaintegraalioperaattori-
algebraoppilaitoskompleksilukusuoraveto-oikeusmurha-
asevarikkopilttuu

This word has exactly 1783 letters. The hyphenation was done by hand, so it may look weird on some browsers.

Why on earth did you do this?
For fun.


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Tom and Jerry

Post by Tom and Jerry » Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:34 pm

Samppa,
it is just a collection of letters. The word means nothing.

The longest word in Finnish that is also used in practice is a day-night electricity meter. It has about 70 lettres.


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Post by Samppa » Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:45 pm

Tom and Jerry wrote:Samppa,
it is just a collection of letters. The word means nothing.

The longest word in Finnish that is also used in practice is a day-night electricity meter. It has about 70 lettres.
According to what I read from here http://www.finnsnw.org/etc.html (no idea how reliable the source is) the longest finnish word is:

lentokonesuihkuturbiinimoottoriapumekaanikkoaliupseerioppilas


"according to theFinnish edition of Guinness Bokk of Records) which has 61 characters and translates approximately to technical warrant officer trainee specialized in aircraft jet engines. This word has actually been in use in the Finnish Air Force."
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Post by Hank W. » Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:42 am

Samppa, your ÄÄÄ's and ÖÖÖ's come out in Hebrew :mrgreen: But yes, Finnish is this kind of language you can invent words like that, which are totally useless.

taateli = date
taatelikakku = date cake
kirsikkataatelikakku= cherry date cake
sitruunakirsikkataatelikakku = lemon cherry date cake
sitruunakirsikkataatelikakkukondiittori = lemon cherry date cake confectioner
sitruunakirsikkataatelikakkukondiittorioppilas= lemon cherry date cake confectioner student

The trick of the "longest word" is how much you can continue with it still being "legit". That word you gave ain't. Try translating it though :mrgreen:

After all, on my wall there is a 'kaksitariffikolmivaihevaihtovirtakilowattituntimittari' :ochesey:
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Post by distantspaces » Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:20 am

and i had just edited my signature some days ago...


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Post by Samppa » Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:52 am

Hank W. wrote:Samppa, your ÄÄÄ's and ÖÖÖ's come out in Hebrew :mrgreen:
Really? :) I thought those were the problems with the encoding :)
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Post by Guest » Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:31 pm

Konekirjoittajattaritta

Matalalattiaraitiovaunu


Not even close to being the longest words, but those were the first ones I learnt to pronounce when I came here :D


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Post by arty fact » Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:58 pm

Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious... or something of the sort. They have their own beauty these long words. There is a game I know, called "hanging game" :-): you have to think up a word, long if possible and the other player should have a few chances to guess it. The chances end up when you have drawn a hanging place and a hung man and all accesories to hang him, naturally and set fire then.... hehehe!


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Post by Guest » Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:11 pm

arty fact wrote:Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious... or something of the sort. They have their own beauty these long words. There is a game I know, called "hanging game" :-): you have to think up a word, long if possible and the other player should have a few chances to guess it. The chances end up when you have drawn a hanging place and a hung man and all accesories to hang him, naturally and set fire then.... hehehe!

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Post by arty fact » Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:25 pm

Hehehe, well I'll sure be hanged if I guess this one , Arno! ;-)


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Post by Helmi » Thu Nov 13, 2003 12:13 pm

The longest word in the Finnish language, that isn't a compound word, is 'epaejaerjestelmaellistyttaemaettoemyydellaensaekaeaen'.

In English it means 'even with their lack of ability to disorganize'.

Source: The Finnish edition of the Guinness book of records :shock:
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Post by Freckles » Thu Nov 13, 2003 12:18 pm

Helmi wrote: 'epaejaerjestelmaellistyttaemaettoemyydellaensaekaeaen'.
In English it means 'even with their lack of ability to disorganize'.
...oh man, I'm SO glad I know that now, there's been so many times when I've needed to say 'even with their lack of ability to disorganize' in one word!!!

8) Freckles.

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Post by Andrew_S » Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:36 pm

Helmi wrote:The longest word in the Finnish language, that isn't a compound word, is 'epaejaerjestelmaellistyttaemaettoemyydellaensaekaeaen'.

In English it means 'even with their lack of ability to disorganize'.

Source: The Finnish edition of the Guinness book of records :shock:
But there are 10 too many e's.

epäjärjestelmällistyttämättoömyydellänsäkään

There, that's easier on the eye.
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Post by kalmisto » Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:06 pm

>> The longest word in the Finnish language, that isn't a compound word, is 'epaejaerjestelmaellistyttaemaettoemyydellaensaekaeaen'. <<

No one uses that word. I can not say if it is correctly constructed or not though I am a native speaker.


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Post by daive » Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:15 am

kalmisto wrote:>> The longest word in the Finnish language, that isn't a compound word, is 'epaejaerjestelmaellistyttaemaettoemyydellaensaekaeaen'. <<

No one uses that word. I can not say if it is correctly constructed or not though I am a native speaker.
I am sorry to say that you are all wrong, the longest word in the whole wide world is a simple one that we all learnt at school. It is SMILES, an 'S' at the beginning, an 'S' at the end and a MILE from start to finish! :lol: :lol:


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