Word Weaves

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Word Ways, Vol: 38, Issue: 1, Page: 16

Publication Year:
2005
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https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol38/iss1/16
Author(s):
Kahan, Steven
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Linguistic
article description
When the letters in the odd positions of a word appear alphabetized, we say that the word is odd-ascending; when these letters appear reverse alphabetized, we call the word odd-descending. Similarly, we refer to works as even-ascending or even-descending when the letters that occupy their even positions are alphabetized or reverse alphabetized, respectively.