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Update: 3rd June 2011
We have received a list of common words from Gerald Illing that allows me to set new starter words for all games from June 4th. Before this list, the starter word were drawn from the main 600k+ word list which often meant very obscure words were used. New games will from now on have common and recognizable words.



The German word list is extremely extensive reflecting the German language with its many compounds and conjugations. We use the list provided by Gerald Gerhard Illing.

Herr Illing is a member of Scrabble eV, the official German association for Scrabble. In 2010 and also in 2011 he acted as official referee for the German championship in Scrabble

Together with Sebastian Herzog (President of Scrabble Ev) and some other friends they formulated together with the Duden editorial department the official German regulations for the validity of words in tournaments. He also works as an editor for Impressum and http://17085.homepagemodules.de/?cat=102, the two leading homepages for Scrabble in Germany.

Herr Illing's dictionary is divided into three sections
  1. the words included in RECHTSCHREIBDUDEN (RD - itīs the major section and Scrabble eV only/still accepts words which are listed in RD)
  2. UNIVERSALDUDEN (UD);
  3. the third (small) section named FREESTYLE includes some shorter words from other dictionarys
Letterlicious uses words from RECHTSCHREIBDUDEN

Check a German Word

If you want to check the German word list you may do so here. The left hand form below allows you to check again if a word is present in Gerald's list, and the right hand form allow you to send us a new word. It is unlikely we will be approving new words since this would confuse the list we have been given, but are more than a few we'll pass them along to Gerald for his consideration. Words must be 4 to 12 characters long.




Article created on 27-January-2011.
This page was last modified on 3-June-2011, at 07:43.
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