The first set of LinguiSHTIK Tournament Rules were developed in 1974 for a local tournament. They eventually formed the basis for the national rules.
Here are some excerpts from those original LinguiSHTIK rules.
- General Demands may not involve grammar and must relate only to the word to be formed. Examples:
a) The word to be formed must have exactly six letters (ten is the limit).
b) The word to be formed must contain the letter E (or must not contain E).
c) All P’s may be used as Q’s (or all P’s must be used as Q’s).
d) The word to be formed must contain a double consonant (double vowel).
e) All Z’s are wild; that is, they may be used for any letter whatsoever.
f) All yellow cubes are wild.