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Old 2021-12-23, 19:59   #34
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wrecking-ball -> ballroom
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Old 2021-12-23, 21:48   #35
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ballroom → roomplay
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Old 2021-12-23, 21:53   #36
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Don't see "roomplay" in dictionary lookup; if it's allowed, then:



roomplay -> playwright
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Old 2021-12-23, 21:54   #37
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ballroom → roomplay
What is roomplay? I can't find references to it except as products. Are we allowing proper nouns that are obvious compound constructs?
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Old 2021-12-23, 22:12   #38
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To make it more fun and by avoiding things like "bone-apple-tee" (which is a maybe known term, which is in fact no real word), I would limit to words that would be in a dictionary (no names and thought out words).
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To make it more fun and by avoiding things like "bone-apple-tee" (which is a maybe known term, which is in fact no real word), I would limit to words that would be in a dictionary (no names and thought out words).


I would say ixnay on "roomplay." It's not a word.

I would also urge players, as a matter of common courtesy, to check that their offerings actually have viable successors.
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Old 2021-12-23, 22:25   #40
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Wrightwood is a location name which can be the successor of playwright.

Roomsome is a British word but not very commonly recognized.

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Old 2021-12-23, 22:57   #41
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Don't know whether words such as Microsoft will be qualified in this game or not.


You don't know what "no names" means?
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Old 2021-12-23, 23:51   #42
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It looks like in English, this game runs into dead ends a lot. If we back up to room, the ones I can come up with are roommate, room-service and room-temperature none of which seem to lead anywhere without wandering away from English. Wright from playwright also doesn't seem to be particularly viable, except as a part of a name.

There are a lot of compound words in English, but not so many words that are both beginnings and endings of compound words.
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Old 2021-12-24, 00:34   #43
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Sorry, I can't spell.

playwright -> wrighter

ETA: Sorry for the suffix.

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Old 2021-12-24, 02:43   #44
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[If we can go by 'found in a dictionary' as qualifier, then "er" qualifies (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/er), thus:

Wrighter -> ergo ]


But, moving back to "room", how about we close the circle and go with:

ballroom -> roomer (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/roomer)

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