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The longest polish word in existence is.....


AdamUK 7 | 25
30 Dec 2009 #1
Hello all,

I am just at work (bored :/) discussing with my Polish friend what the BIGGEST/LONGEST Polish word is,

So what is it?
With an explanation would be appreciated but not necessary,

Regards,
Adam
ender 5 | 398
30 Dec 2009 #2
Konstantynopolitańczykowianeczka-femail resident of Constantinople
OP AdamUK 7 | 25
30 Dec 2009 #3
WOW...

Awesome just what my friend said :)
ender 5 | 398
30 Dec 2009 #4
try him with this 'dziewiędziesięciodziewięciowartościowy' I'm sure he never heard about it or he will be supprise at least
OP AdamUK 7 | 25
30 Dec 2009 #5
I showed her, She was familiar with it (So she says.....)
I was surprised not her LOL

So looks like it maybe settled then... the Biggest word is:
dziewiędziesięciodziewięciowartościowy

Any objections???
strzyga 2 | 993
30 Dec 2009 #6
yes.
you can make it even longer:
dziewięćsetdziewięćdziesięciodziewięciowartościowy
wildrover 98 | 4,451
30 Dec 2009 #7
I know its not Polish...but the Russian word for an oil refinery is something that takes up half a page....any of our Russian speakers know what it is....?
ender 5 | 398
30 Dec 2009 #8
I know some russian but I don't know this word. One thing quiet interesting military-technical language is a black magic for common russian engineer. :)

strzyga you are a winner!
Semsem 16 | 26
31 Dec 2009 #9
dziewięćsetdziewięćdziesięciodziewięciowartościowy

So...can we get an English translation?
strzyga 2 | 993
31 Dec 2009 #10
it's a chemical term, meaning: having the valency of 999. Such valencies don't actually exist, nevertheless from the lingiustic point the word is correct.

Still I'm not sure if it's the longest possible word. You could try to make something even longer with numerals.
OP AdamUK 7 | 25
31 Dec 2009 #11
Ok...

My Polish friend dismisses this as the longest word,

She said that you can make words with numbers Such as: dziewięćsetdziewięćdziesięciodziewięciowartościowy really long, but in the Polish Dictionary the longest word is: Konstantynopolitańczykowianeczka

She considers the 999 word cheating :(

Anyway
I object your honour,

Regards Adam
musicwriter
5 Jan 2010 #12
Some street names in Poland are quite long. In the city of Grudziądz there is a street named ulica Konstantego Ildefonsa Gałczyńskiego, which is a trubute to a Polish poet.
jonni 16 | 2,485
5 Jan 2010 #13
These are all (thankfully failed) propositions to rename Warsaw streets:

1. ul. Młodocianych Więźniów Politycznych z lat 1944-56
= Juvenile Political Prisoners from the years 1944-56 Street

3. ul. Obrońców Zdrowia i Życia Człowieka i Rodziny (the best:-)
= Defenders of the health and life of the individual and family Street

4. plac Ducha Świętego
= Holy Ghost Place

5. rondo Polskich Kryptologów - Deszyfrantów Enigmy
= Polish Cryptologists - Enigma Decoders Roundabout

And some local politician proposed renaming the Warsaw subway:
I Linia Warszawskiego Metra im. Polskiego Państwa Podziemnego
= The Polish Underground State, Line One of the Warsaw Underground :-)))

And for the name of Kabaty metro station: KABATY IM. DESZYFRANTÓW ENIGMY
= Enigma Decoders Kabaty.

Thankfully the city council saw sense.
pawian 171 | 12,080
8 Sep 2012 #14
Konstantynopolitańczykowianeczka-femail resident of Constantinople

And its longer variant:
neokonstantynopolitańczykowianeczka
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
8 Sep 2012 #15
Changing the ending to the plural Konstantynopolitańczykowianeczkami makes it even longer, or is that cheating?
catsoldier 62 | 596
8 Sep 2012 #16
So what is it?

It could be this one:
ponaddwustudwudziestoczteroipółkilometrowy

42 letters
strzyga 2 | 993
9 Sep 2012 #17
now something from the opposite end: do you know a city in Poland with a two-letter name?
catsoldier 62 | 596
9 Sep 2012 #18
do you know a city in Poland with a two-letter name?



pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%C5%9B_(powiat_kluczborski)
strzyga 2 | 993
9 Sep 2012 #19

Good one! I didn't even know it. Cats, how did you find it?
My question was supposed to be a joke, the answer being Uć (£ódź).
catsoldier 62 | 596
9 Sep 2012 #20
Good one! I didn't even know it. Cats, how did you find it?

I searched google :-) with the keywords najkrótsza nazwe miasto and then when I found Oś I searched about this place.
strzyga 2 | 993
9 Sep 2012 #21
And to think that I remember times when there was no Google. I even remember the pre-Internet era!
I feel as old as Dąb Bartek :(
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartek_(tree)
catsoldier 62 | 596
9 Sep 2012 #22
I feel as old as Dąb Bartek :(

I am sure that you are not that old though :-)

There is something to be said for living in a time before the internet, look at all the time you saved by not being on facebook, you tube and Polish forums etc. You read books etc.
strzyga 2 | 993
9 Sep 2012 #23
I am sure that you are not that old though :-)

Depends what its actual age is :)

I'm still not on facebook and don't spend much time on youtube, but with PF you have a point :)


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