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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member obliteration
    Net Preneur
    05 Jun '06 17:02
    must be rhythms?
  2. 05 Jun '06 17:14
    Originally posted by obliteration
    must be rhythms?
    The "y" is a vowel in this context.
  3. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Jun '06 17:15
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    The "y" is a vowel in this context.
    Why?
  4. 05 Jun '06 19:21
    Is it actually considered a vowel, or does it jsut fulful the purpose of a vowel?
  5. 05 Jun '06 19:48
    Some other languages have an "i" instead of "y" in the equivalent word. Example in dutch: "ritme". So, I agree that it is a vowel in this context. It would not be in "yoga". In "yummy" the "y" it is used as both a vowel and a consonnant.
  6. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    05 Jun '06 22:24
    Twyndyllyngs

    There is a twelve letter one. Without a vowel sound (i.e. not including the w or y if used as one) the longest I'm aware of is shh.
  7. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Jun '06 22:34
    Originally posted by Peakite
    Twyndyllyngs
    Not a proper word.
  8. 05 Jun '06 23:09
    Originally posted by Peakite
    Twyndyllyngs

    There is a twelve letter one. Without a vowel sound (i.e. not including the w or y if used as one) the longest I'm aware of is shh.
    My dictionary has Psst interj used to attract someone's attention surreptitiously.
  9. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Jun '06 23:56
    Originally posted by howardbradley
    My dictionary has [b]Psst interj used to attract someone's attention surreptitiously.[/b]
    Psst! makes it slightly longer.
  10. 06 Jun '06 15:07
    Probably not the longest but it sure is a good one:

    Syzygy.
  11. 07 Jun '06 03:22
    There's an island in croatia called Krk. Does that count? I like it better than sounds like shh and psst.
  12. 09 Jun '06 08:58
    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
  13. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    09 Jun '06 15:57
    Originally posted by rook n roll
    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! is longer.
  14. 09 Jun '06 16:39
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    [b]Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! is longer.[/b]
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
  15. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    09 Jun '06 16:41
    Originally posted by howardbradley
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    Not in the dictionary.