This name seems especially concise in Cyrillic (five letters?), and very
long in German; not sure the latter is correct, but I have
"Tschetschenien". It might be fun to try to find other pairs of extreme
length and conciseness.

This suggest another topic: Which writing system (other than IPA!) offers
the best set of glyphs to efficiently represent most of the world's
significant languages? I realize one needs to define "best" and other
terms. Possible candidate: Cyrillic. (Armenian, by any chance?)

My regards to all,

Nicholas Bodley /*|*\ Waltham, Mass. (Not "MA")
The curious hermit -- autodidact and polymath
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