E f+AOk-sto Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]>: > Thus if I take the word "elevator" and replace all the > vowels with a single generic placeholder: -l-v-t-r, > there is no other word in the English language with > that pattern. There are a few close, but not very > close, calls: > > elevator -l-v-t-r Il+APo-vatar :x) > elaborate -l-b-r-t- Actually "elaborate" adj. and "elaborate" v. have different vowels (for me anyway) due to stress placement. > If you were standing in the entry of an office > building and someone gave you these directions > verbally, you'd have no trouble understanding them: > > gay oop da stars ta zi tap flour, gay dune za hell ti > di tard dur en za leeft, oopun za dour en gay rat own > ensad. Boot zi stars wall bi mardar en ma pour pows. As zi eelivattar at ef ardar? *Muke! -- http://frath.net/ E jer savne zarj+AOk- mas ne http://kohath.livejournal.com/ Se imn+AOk- koone'f metha http://kohath.deviantart.com/ Brissve m+AOk- kol+AOk- ad+AOI-.