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    vowels

    is it necessary that every english language word should have vowels in it?


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    Re: vowels

    In English, every word must contain at least one spoken vowel in its pronunciation. However, there are a few words that do not contain a vowel letter in their written form. Traditionally, the following five letters have been regarded as vowel letters, because both in English and in most other languages they typically represent vowel sounds: a, e, i, o, u. However, in English, y and w have double roles, as y can sometimes represent a consonant ([j]), as in yes, and sometimes a vowel, as in fly and w can represent a consonant, as in pillow, and sometimes a vowel, as in cwm (pronounced [kuːm], a basin within a mountain).


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    Re: vowels

    If you are interested in which words don't have vowels, here's a site that lists them : Richard Lederer

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