Study Number 3: Words in S

Alyssa Ferguson
1 min readOct 24, 2021
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Salute.
Saltation.
Sympathy.

There are many words in S, especially
in English, and perhaps in other tongues.

Suspicion.
Saccade.
Surrender.

“Somewhere” is a good word:
“Somewhere is a better place than this.”
“Somewhere he can’t find me.”

“Somewhat” is even better.
“I liked it somewhat.” —
Or, “She tasted somewhat sour.” —
And, “She was somewhat shaken by the ordeal.”
No one says such things today;
But what if someone did?

I wish I were a word in S.
Safe.
Satisfied.
So very strong I strive for nothing.
Solipsistic. — Oh! Perhaps I am that.
I make my sentences and syllables as I see fit. Thus!

Syncresis (not a real lexeme, but I like it).
Salamander (walks through fire).
Sandwich (no, not that).
Sugar (not too much, for health; it rots your teeth).

Saffron (it’s more for show than flavor).

(Ginger is a flavor, now, and
ginger is a color too, and more.
Gingers have no soul, it’s said.
I wish I were a ginger; then — )

Substance.
Symbol.
Synopsis.

Syncrisis (that’s a word, a real word; and then, again — )

Sasquatch.
Sandestin.
Shinigami.

No more words.

Superabundant.
Sinister.
Sorrow.

In S. . . .

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Alyssa Ferguson

Born and raised in a literary household, I write to clarify my own questions.