Talk:Longest word

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This should probably be a page which links to pages for the longest words for different languages (or contains a list of longest words for each language) rather than just redirecting to the longest word in English.

Also, note the difference between the longest written form of a word (which can be in terms of various things such as the number of letters/ideograms/syllabries, of alphabetic/syllabic/ideographic graphemes, of non-diacritic graphemes/combining sequences, of graphemes, or of glyphs) and the longest spoken form of a word (either in terms of the number of phonemes—which may include affricates—or the number of phones).

--Joe Llywelyn Griffith Blakesley talk contrib 19:36, 2005 Mar 3 (UTC)