How many points in Scrabble is how worth? how how many points in Words With Friends? What does how mean? Get all these answers on this page.
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Is how a Scrabble word?
Yes. The word how is a Scrabble US word. The word how is worth 9 points in Scrabble:
Is how a Scrabble UK word?
Yes. The word how is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:
Is how a Words With Friends word?
Yes. The word how is a Words With Friends word. The word how is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):
|HOW 9||WHO 9|
|HO 5||OH 5|
|OW 5||WO 5|
how ohw hwo who owh woh
Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word how. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in how.
From Middle English how, hou, hu, hwu, from Old English hū, from Proto-Germanic *hwō, from the same root as hwæt (“who, what”). /hw/ > /h/ due to wh-cluster reduction in Old English; compare who, which underwent this change later, and thus is spelt wh (Middle English spelling of /hw/) but pronounced /h/ (it previously had a different vowel, hence avoided the spelling and sound change in Old English). Vowel change per Great Vowel Shift.
Akin to Scots hoo, foo (“how”), Saterland Frisian wo (“how”), West Frisian hoe (“how”), Low German ho, wo, wu (“how”), Dutch hoe (“how”), German wie (“how”), Swedish hur (“how”). See who and compare why.
how (not comparable)
how (plural hows or how's)
From Middle English howe, hough, hogh, partly from Old English hōh (“promontory”), and partly from Old Norse haugr (“a how, mound”). Compare Old French höe (“hillock, hill”), from the same Germanic source.
how (plural hows)
From a Siouan language; compare Lakota háu. Alternatively from Wyandot haau.
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