On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 12:30:58 -0500, Paul Bennett <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ----- Original Message ----- > From: caeruleancentaur <[log in to unmask]> > > > Has anyone written a sentence in his conlang(s) that contains all the > > phonemes in the conlang? I'm still working on mine. > > FWIW, the correct term is "pangram" Well, "pangram" (or, alternatively, "holoalphabetic sentence") is one that contains all the *letters* of an *alphabet*, rather than all the *phonemes* of a *language* (though occasionally, the two notions coincide). I made a pangram once for Mark Rosenfelder's Verdurian: http://www.zompist.com/board/messages/163.html BTW, for English pangrams I like Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz which is four letters shorter than The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog yet still contains fairly "normal" words (none of this "cwm" or "vex'd" business that appears in very short pangrams). Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs is two letters shorter than "quick bown fox" and is also fairly "normal". Cheers, -- Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> Watch the Reply-To!