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Longest sentence composed of two words.

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Longest sentence composed of two words.

Postby Dr. Goodword » Wed May 28, 2014 10:16 am

Here is a sentence in Dutch composed of 10 instances of the word bergen which someone identified only as Adriaan contributed to our Dutch Tongue-twister page.

Als bergen bergen bergen bergen bergen, bergen bergen bergen bergen bergen.
When lots of mountains deposit lots of mountains, lots of mountains deposit lots of mountains.

I don't speak Dutch, but it seems to at least be grammatical to my German ear, if bergen can mean "lots of" and "deposit".

Can any of yall confirm my inclination? Is it grammatical?
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Re: Longest sentence composed of two words.

Postby Slava » Wed May 28, 2014 12:14 pm

I don't know any Dutch, but it is said that the longest two-word sentence in English is "I do."
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Re: Longest sentence composed of two words.

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed May 28, 2014 1:27 pm

And here are two English sentences that make perfect sense when correctly punctuated:

It was but I said not and.

That that is is that that is not is not that is it is it not that it is.
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Re: Longest sentence composed of two words.

Postby Dr. Goodword » Wed May 28, 2014 1:41 pm

Slava's example is a pun on the word sentence. I will add it to the Punny Pages.
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