A sentence that uses each of the letters
in its language is called a pangram
In English, there are 26
letters. A 26-letter pangram using words listed in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary
Cwm fjord bank glyphs vext quiz.
Its interpretation is roughly "Glyphs
on the bank of the fjord
leading into the mountain valley
(some say cirque
, see cwm
) puzzled the eccentric
is a rare but acceptable alternate form of vexed
. Definition #2 of quiz
is being used.
This is from a late 1970's issue of Games and Puzzles magazine. It also gave a few other less memorable solutions, possibly including the other 26-letter English pangrams on E2
, Quartz glyph job vex'd cwm finks
and Vext cwm fly zing jabs Kurd qoph.
The fact that so many optimal
pangrams exist in English
results mainly from its highly complex and flexible grammar
, and the borrowing of so many words from other languages.