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No Vowels

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#2357
Fun:*** (2.25)
Difficulty:** (1.8)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Shorty*
Corrected By:brainyboy615

 

 

 



Name a five letter word with no vowels in it.





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Comments

Mad-adeAhu*
Feb 23, 2002

add an S and you have a 6 letter word
Nymphs
watupchicks*
Feb 23, 2002

a,e,i,o,u an sometimes y
well this saying goes when there is only an y in the word so technically y is a vowel
Suffoletta
Mar 28, 2002

in the English language y is considered a vowel
mad-adeAhu*
Apr 12, 2002

the letter Y has never been considered a vowel. look in the Oxford English Dictionary under "Vowels".
mcscruffso
Apr 14, 2002

Y is not a vowel
dumbell*
Sep 06, 2002

Y is not considered a vowel in the English language, just in the American adaptation of it. other 5+ vowel free words:- rhythm, hymns. Any more out there?
tissueAus*
Sep 14, 2002

Yeah. Syzygy. The only word with 3 Ys.
snaps*au*
Dec 12, 2002

tryst
just_moi**
May 02, 2003

cysts
Gerd*de*
Aug 31, 2003

SHY NYMPH, SHYLY, SPRYLY, TRYST BY MY CRYPT.
(user deleted)
Sep 29, 2003

For fussy people with 'Y' . Here you are a word without any vowel: brrr. Don't think I am kidding, it is in Dictionary,!
just_moi**
Sep 30, 2003

hmm is in there too!
Rowsdower*
Jan 04, 2004

My first reaction was: "Oh, that's easy! Rythym! Of course, I'm an idiot...
phrebh*us*
May 03, 2005

Both Y and W act as vowels in the English language. But I think that's too pedantic for this teaser. The major problem with the teaser is that there is more than one answer: nymph, tryst, pygmy, etc.



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