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Digitalised numerical tautonyms.

Numerical Tautonyms (WW70010, 70151) include words such as CRE.ATE, in which the alphabetical numerical total of the first half of the word (C+R+E = 3+18+5 = 26) is equal to that of the second half of the word (A+T+E = 1+20+5 = 26).

On the other hand, some words are what I call Digitalised Numerical Tautonyms. TH.EN, split into two becomes T(20) H(8) and E(5) N(14). Now break down any double digits (in this case 20 and 14) into single digits. The two halves now consist of the single digits 2, 0, 8 and 5, 1, 4 respectively. Adding the digits of each group produces the same total, in this case 10 (2+0+8 = 10 and 5+ 1+4 = 10). Hence TH.EN is a Digitalised Numerical Tautonym (DNT).

DNTs contain at least one letter with a double-digit alphabetical numerical value (J - Z).
DIGITALISED LETTER VALUES
 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H
I J (1+0) K (1+1) L (1+2) M (1+3) N (1+4) O (1+5) P (1+6) Q (1+7) R
(1+8) S (1+9) T (2+0) U (2+1) V (2+2) W (2+3) X (2+4) Y (2+5) Z (2+6) 


This article looks exclusively at 6-letter words.

6-LETTER DNTs

The numbers represent the digitalised totals of the 2 halves of the word:

9. 9 ato.nal

10.10 coa.xal (coaxial)

11.11 Ath.ena lob.bed out.lay pac.ted toc.ked

12.12 Bar.dot del.ete gam.ete jow.led put.tee tai.led

13.13 ast.hma dah.lia muf.fet plu.med tib.ial

14.14 ago.uti bil.low dar.ned exc.eed iam.bic lex.eme owl.dom pet.als tur.key

15.15 app.ear cur.are Eug.ene jin.gle Lil.ian Nar.nia pot.een tim.ely

16.16 gou.ged jes.ter lus.tre nuz.zle que.nch raf.ter

17.17 api.ary boi.ler cho.ice did.ler (someone who cleans the bottom of a river) eff.ort feo.ffe gra.nny inc.hed jig.gly nic.est oxw.ort quo.tes rec.tor saf.est unr.est

18.18 cor.der dei.ces exp.els fru.mpy hov.els pon.der

19.19 air.ily cos.ily lig.nin mes.sed odi.ous pil.ous sev.ere thr.ash

20.20 bir.ths chi.nor (Persian name of the Oriental Plane-tree)

21.21 ass.ist fix.ing Gei.ger hid.ing Reg.gie sex.ing

22.22 phy.sic rus.her

23.23 fiz.zes

24.24 ser.ies

25.25 rig.ors

26.26 rhi.pis (Gk. a fan--Chambers Dictionary)

Some words have a dual status, being either Numerical Tautonyms or Numerical Palindromes (or both) as well as DNTs:
6-LETTER WORDS WHICH ARE BOTH NUMERICAL TAUTONYMS (NTs) AND DNTs
 * taskit = Scot. 'fatigued' (Webster's Second Edition
) * Rerrin = a populated place in Ireland
             mal.ate     can.ale     bob.ble   fau.cet DNT
    8.8         9.9        10.10     10.10 NT
    26.26       18.18       19.19     28.28
             con.dom     dar.ned     nai.ads   sub.mit DNT
   14.14       14.14       15.15     15.15 NT
    32.32       23.23       24.24     42.42
             Lorenz      iod.ine     dro.ner   sol.ves DNT
   18.18       19.19       19.19     19.19 NT
    45.45       28.28       37.37     46.46
             Rer.rin *   24.24       pri.ses DNT
   23.23       see end *   25.25 NT
    41.41                   43.43
             moa.ted           oct.avo   Kra.ken   tas.kit * DNT
   11.11             11.11     12.12     13.13 NT
    29.29             38.38     30.30     40.40
             hel.ped           was.ter   mim.osa   thy.mus DNT
   16.16             16.16     17.17     17.17 NT
    25.25             43.43     35.35     53.53
             tri.wes (truce)             pre.fix   fos.sil DNT
   20.20                       21.21     22.22 NT
    47.47                       39.39     40.40
DNT NT 
6-LETTER WORDS WHICH ARE BOTH NUMERICAL PALINDROMES (NPs) AND DNTs
 Lists of Numerical palindromes can be found in WW96242 and 97066. *
kuuant = obs. 'covenant' * Timani = a Sierra Leone tribes
people
             kuu.ant *   Gam.bia   eme.tic   sal.ami   Tim.ani* DNT
    8.8        12.12     14.14     14.14     15.15 NP
    53.35       21.12     23.32     32.23     42.24
             mus.lin     poe.try   fru.ity   sto.ver   sty. los DNT
   17.17       18.18     18.18     18.18     19.19 NP
    53.35       36.63     45.54     54.45     64.46
             deploy      Exe.ter   par.rot DNT
   16.16       16.16     17.17 NP
    25.52       34.43     35.53
6-LETTER WORDS WHICH ARE BOTH NUMERICAL TAUTONYMS AND NUMERICAL
PALINDROMES AS WELL AS DNTs
               rac.ial   sam.ple   uni.tes   sou.rly DNT
    13.13     15.15     17.17     19.19 NT
  and
  NP
   22.22     33.33     44.44     55.55
              Tuy.uty   (Cerro Tuyuty is a mountain DNT
    12.12                  \in Argentina) NT
  and
  NP
   66.66 


Perhaps the most satisfying aspect of this particular exercise comes in the shape of words which are both Digitalised Numerical Tautonyms and Numerical Tautonyms in which the two numerical configurations are Reversals:
              hal.led   kee.led   dol.lar   dup.lex DNT
   12.12     12.12     13.13     14.14 NT
    21.21     21.21     31.31     41.41
             Pot.oky (a populated puce in Slovakia)   res.ins DNT
   15.15                                    24.24 * NT
    51.51                                    42.42 


SUSAN THORPE

Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England

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