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    Default Re: Why do we call a.e.i.o.u as vowel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Thanks,5jj.

    The child told me that he noticed every word must have a vowel in it. Is he right?
    The most oft-quoted word in English with no vowel is "rhythm" but as you'll have seen, the "y" acts as a vowel as far as pronunciation is concerned.
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    Default Re: Why do we call a.e.i.o.u as vowel?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "One-to-one correspondence" would probably be how I'd say it.
    I prefer to avoid this term because "one-to-one" can also mean injective. Wikipadia says that the difference is that a one-to-one function is an injection and a one-to-one correspondence is a bijection. But I have never seen any book making such a distinction, and it doesn't really seem a good idea to me.

    PS: It doesn't seem a good idea to me because it's ambiguous when someone says "f is one-to-one" without saying whether they mean "function" or "correspondence".

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