LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH.
Alphabetagrams were devised by Nigel Broadrick-Barker in English with an alphabet of 26 letters but they can equally well be written in other languages using all the letters of that particular alphabet. Alphabetagrams do not lend themselves to literal translation although a translation can be very amusing.
We would welcome submissions in any language in order to make the game a truly global experience; click on your language’s flag.
Here is one in French:
Ailleurs brûlent centaines d’éternelles forêts . Grande haine s’installe. Justement, kilomètres lointains manifestent naïades opulentes ! Pathétiques, quêteurs rattrapent sous, tragiquement usurpés, violés. William-Xavier yodle……zigouillé. (Tony.M.2009)
And the translation:
Elsewhere, hundreds of eternal forests are burning. Great hatred is settling in. In fact, distant kilometers reveal ample-bosomed Naiads! Pathetic, alms-collectors clutch farthings, tragically usurped, violated. William Xavier yodels,….. Struck down with a knife. (Tony.M.2009)
At the time of writing, friends are creating alphabetagrams in Danish, German, Polish, Italian and Spanish. Go on have a go and please add a translation into English if you are bilingual.