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    do we have in English a ward that doesn't has a vowel

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    Do we have a word in English that doesn't have a vowel
    I should be very surprised, but in English nothing is impossible.

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    Re: vowels

    what do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by black cat View Post
    what do you mean?
    I mean in English one never knows. I don't think this is possible, but who knows? I persnally don't know any word without a vowel.

    I had just written this, black cat, when I saw this site, and , of course, I know these words:

    Words without vowels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Look, these are only some of them:

    by, cry, sky, why, gym, crypt, hymn, lynx,

    I think though, the letter y is considered a half-vowel.

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    Re: vowels

    Quote Originally Posted by black cat View Post
    do we have in English a ward that doesn't has a vowel
    There's "nth": "This was Dan's moment, and he took it to the nth degree". It's prounced "enth".

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    Re: vowels

    Quote Originally Posted by black cat View Post
    do we have in English a ward that doesn't has a vowel

    Question: Is there a word in English that doesn't have a vowel?
    Answer: sh


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    Re: vowels

    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
    I mean in English one never knows. I don't think this is possible, but who knows? I persnally don't know any word without a vowel.

    I had just written this, black cat, when I saw this site, and , of course, I know these words:

    Words without vowels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Look, these are only some of them:

    by, cry, sky, why, gym, crypt, hymn, lynx,

    I think though, the letter y is considered a half-vowel.
    You are right. "Y" is a vowel in all of those words.

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    Re: vowels

    Perhaps ‘mhm’ for <yes> and ‘hmhm’ for <no>?

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    Re: vowels

    More:
    hm
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    brr

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