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    eg photo shoot of cool boy toys or girls' instincts instill drink driving skills

    some can write whole stories with one vowel ...
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    its hard to form my own sentence with only a "vowel"

    this can?

    the link was a good chunk of paragraphs and words

    haha..

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    do you know that our brain can read words that are incomplete and decipher them normally.

    like

    Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs.
    I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs psas it on !!

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    Then Israel sure wins - modern Hebrew has no vowels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shu22 View Post
    Then Israel sure wins - modern Hebrew has no vowels.
    No vowels? Then how do they pronounce the words?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    No vowels? Then how do they pronounce the words?
    i know how..

    shy fly dry ply spy hahahha

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprintist View Post
    i know how..

    shy fly dry ply spy hahahha
    The y is a vowel, as far as phonetics is concerned.
    I say the lens is the soul of a camera. What about the body? Well, it's just the body...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprintist View Post
    i know how..

    shy fly dry ply spy hahahha
    sprintist, thanks for the example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpioh View Post
    The y is a vowel, as far as phonetics is concerned.
    Wah! So cheemmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpioh View Post
    The y is a vowel, as far as phonetics is concerned.
    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    Wah! So cheemmm...
    wah now that wasn't learn in school!

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    to follow up on what scorpioh mentioned, a vowel is more a phonetic component than an orthography (to do with spelling) one... so strictly speaking, the alphabet "a" may be pronounced numerous ways and constitute multiple vowels as it is spoken... therefore, the article, on a BBC website no less, is not strictly speaking true in saying that only one vowel is used... let me illustrate:

    "an Agha Khan, basks at an ashram" (Bk, Christian: Eunoia, 2001)

    and the phonetic transcription

    n ɑghɑ kɑn bɑsks t n ɑʃrǝm

    as can be seen, when spoken in English, there are 3 vowels in the selection, not one... '', 'ɑ', and 'ǝ'

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    to follow up on what scorpioh mentioned, a vowel is more a phonetic component than an orthography (to do with spelling) one... so strictly speaking, the alphabet "a" may be pronounced numerous ways and constitute multiple vowels as it is spoken... therefore, the article, on a BBC website no less, is not strictly speaking true in saying that only one vowel is used... let me illustrate:

    "an Agha Khan, basks at an ashram" (Bk, Christian: Eunoia, 2001)

    and the phonetic transcription

    n ɑghɑ kɑn bɑsks t n ɑʃrǝm

    as can be seen, when spoken in English, there are 3 vowels in the selection, not one... '', 'ɑ', and 'ǝ'
    nice learning for me

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    Is the surname "Ng" contain vowels? Now I'm confused what is a vowels other than the 5 ones I learnt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    Now I'm confused what is a vowels other than the 5 ones I learnt.
    technically, in English, there should be 8 vowels:

    i (he),
    e (bed),
    (air),
    ɑ (car),
    ɔ (four),
    o (low),
    u (two),
    ǝ (fur).

    and a bunch of dipthongs or combination of 2 vowels

    ǝʊ (go),
    aʊ (loud),
    aɪ (sigh),
    eɪ (rain),
    ɔɪ (soil),
    ɪǝ (deer),
    ʊǝ (poor),
    (some might also include 'ɛǝ' but that is mostly pronounced as a single vowel, '', most of the time)

    as well as some triphthongs,

    aɪǝ (lier)
    aʊǝ (power)
    eɪǝ (mayor)
    ɔɪǝ (lawyer)
    oʊǝ (mower)

    not everyone who speaks English uses everything, and as long as people can be understood in their speech that's fine... YMMV... of course, that's not all the possible vowel sounds for humans and there are other languages with other vowel sounds ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    Is the surname "Ng" contain vowels?
    technically, none... in the phonetic alphabet, according to the original Hokkien pronunciation, it should be represented by 'ŋ' alone, although to facilitate its pronunciation in English, a 'ǝ' might be added to give 'ǝŋ' because in English pronunciation the 'ŋ' sound cannot exist at the start of a syllable...

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