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    is "w" in Bowling a vowel or consonant?

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    Re: is "w" in Bowling a vowel or consonant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    need help w/ homework
    Well, we try not to do homework for you, but that doesn't mean we can't guide you towards a better understanding of the topic.

    The word "bowl" is comprised of the consonant <b>, the liquid <l>, and the diphthong <ow>. Dipthongs are sounds made up of two parts: one is a vowel and the other is a glide. There are two glides in English: <y> and <w>. In the word "house", the sound represented by the letters "ou" is called a diphthong. Hope that helps.

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