Rhymes in English

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Postby Jana » 21-Jul-09 19:46

...no other English word ends in "rple"...

And what about Miss Marple? I know it does not rhyme with purple, but I guess it is an English word :) .
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Postby rsalc1 » 21-Jul-09 20:11

Jana wrote:
...no other English word ends in "rple"...

And what about Miss Marple? I know it does not rhyme with purple, but I guess it is an English word :) .

Miss Marple is a good rhyme for purple, better than some of the results of onelook.com :)
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Postby Sova » 22-Jul-09 16:22

Jana wrote:Thank you both - and what about purple?

Again from OED:

hirple: Scottish/northern dialect, to hobble
curple: Scottish, the rear (esp. of a horse)
besperple: Obs., to bespatter
turple: Obs., to fall, tumble; Mid-Yorkshire dial., of an animal, to die

I guess it just shows how much the English language varies from place to place.
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Postby Ctyri koruny » 09-Dec-09 14:15

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