Tool to generate word ladders, a sequence of words to pass from one word to another by modifying only one letter at each stage.
Word Ladder - dCode
Tag(s) : Word Games
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The principle of the words ladder is to list a sequence of words starting from an initial word and arriving at a final word, while making a chain of words steps each of which differs from the previous one only by a single letter. The number of letters of the 2 words must be identical.
According to the variants, the shuffling of letters is authorized or not (as an option on this ladder maker/creator).
To create a word scale automatically, dCode generates lists from the 2 words. The result is not guaranteed.
To create a word scale semi-automatically, use the tool for changing letters in a word.
To go from WORD1 to WORD2 through WORD3, then create a ladder between WORD1 and WORD3 then another between WORD3 and WORD2 and connect the 2.
To go from one word to another, N steps are needed where N is the number of different letters (not common) to the two words.
Example: CODE and WORD have 2 different letters to change (and 2 letters in common: O and D) so it takes 2 steps to go from one to the other.
To have more steps, go through a 3rd word with the number of uncommon letters of your choice (see the changing letters tool).
Doublets is the name given to this scale principle of words in a newspaper by Lewis Carroll, this is one of the first written records of this game. Other names like word-links or laddergram are also used.