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    Which russian word is the longest?

    Just based on the number of letters.

    thank you

    In french it is "anticonstitutionnellement" which is an adverb and means "against the constitution".

    I don't know the longest word in english either.

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    The longest word (not scientific or medical term)

    antidisestablishmentarianism - opposing the seperation of the church and state
    Corrupting young minds since May 6, 2004.

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    My favourite 'everyday' long Russian word is probably достопримечательностями
    преподавательницами also amuses me for some reason.
    Sure there's zillions of much longer ones though.
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

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    By the way the longest russian abbreviation is НИИОМТПЛАБОПАРМБЕТЖЕЛБЕТРАБСБОРМОНИМОНКОНОТДТЕХСТРОМОНТ (55 letters).

    It stands for "Научно-исследовательская лаборатория операций по армированию бетона и железобетонных работ по сооружению сборно-монолитных и монолитных конструкций отдела технологии строительно-монтажного управления" (Краткий словарь советской терминологии).

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    That reminds me. When I was a student I learnt off by heart - Taumatawhakatang­ihangakoauauot­amateaturipukaka ­pikimaunga­horonuku­pokaiwhenuak­itanatahu, which is a hill in New Zealand. I have never forgotten it. Comes in very handy. It was in this song - still is

    Quantum Jump - The Lone Ranger
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    Taumatawhakatangihangakoayauo-
    tamateaturipukakapikimaungahoro-
    nukypokaiwhenuakitanatahu

    Me Tonto Kimosabi
    Me go and catchee baddy
    Find him by the shady water
    Deep within Apache forest
    Find him scalp him eat him up for breakfast
    Real good friend to Kimosabi
    Save another silver bullet
    Hi ho Silver away
    Ride into tomorrow today
    But who was that masked man you say
    That was the Lone Ranger
    Fill up pipe of peace for Tonto
    Kimosabi friend and brother
    He smoke pipe of peace with Tonto
    Put his mask on back to fronto
    Tonto fall about with laughter
    He a head our great white brother
    Even pass a tote to Silver
    Mask man very untogether
    Hi ho Silver away
    Ride into tomorrow today
    But who was that masked man you say
    That was the Lone Ranger
    Taumatawhakatangihangakoayauo-
    tamateaturipukakapikimaungahoro-
    nukypokaiwhenuakitanatahu

    Tonto know that Kimosabi
    Never ever have a woman
    Tonto sometime stop and wonder
    What the trip with the great white brother
    Maybe masked man he a poofter
    Try it on with surly Tonto
    Let me say to mister lawman
    Tonto doesn't mind
    Hi ho Silver away
    Ride into tomorrow today
    But who was that masked man you say
    That was the Lone Ranger

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    I though antidisestablishmenterranism meant against the church of England?

    Anyway, my favorites are неудовлетборительно и хлопчатобумажная....

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    My favorite long word is a Hawaiian fish name:
    Humuhumunukunukuapuaa.

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    I know this ones "medical", but:


    Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia = the fear of long words

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    That one is silly, especially since hippo means horse

    anyway for medical ones, I always heard:

    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightfaerie
    Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia = the fear of long words
    Actaully quoted in http://dictionary.reference.com/sear...daliophobia%20 - usually pretty reliable.

    This is better - http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Hippop...ppedaliophobia

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    Mike, I try to choose my words carefully!
    I said it was silly, not wrong (this because I certainly I couldn't be bothered to check it, and in any case vaguely remembered it). I still don't understand what horses have to do with it, though
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

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    Quote Originally Posted by waxwing
    I said it was silly, not wrong
    I didn't really know what you meant waxwing. I did think it rather an unlikely word, so thought I'd check it out. But now you come to mention it, how is a word 'silly'? I've seen some words referred to as 'stupid'? Always makes me laugh when I see that
    For my money it's great to have a really long word that means a 'fear of long words', even if it leaves something to be desired in the etymology department - makes life worth living

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    here are some common long words

    переосвидетельствование - reexamination

    акклиматизироваться - to acclimate oneself

    некредитоспособность - insolvent

    антиконституционный - unconstitutional

    антидемократический - anti-democratic
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    I like the finnish: "j
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    Ha ha, thanks for sharing Zhenya. I
    blame Canada

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    In Hungarian the longest word is infinite, because when they write numbers like "nineteen thousand and twenty two" they do it like this: "nineteenthousandtwentyone". The longest Hungarian word is as long as the biggest number.
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    both finnish and swedish does that to....
    Листьев не обожгло, Веток не обломало
    День промыт как стекло, только этого мало

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhenya
    both finnish and swedish does that to....
    does that to what?
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    put numberwords together...
    Листьев не обожгло, Веток не обломало
    День промыт как стекло, только этого мало

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