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#355 - 03/16/00 03:44 PM Five-letter word with no vowels
Loc: Toronto, ON, Canada
Several years ago at a Scrabble tournament, a player used a five-letter word that was vowelless (is that a word?). Does anyone know it and save me from reading the Scrabble Dictionary cover to cover? Merci.
#356 - 03/17/00 03:51 AM Re: Five-letter word with no vowels
Loc: London, UK
I'm not sure what the conventions are, but there are a number of words that use 'y' in place of vowels. I believe some commentators consider y and w as de facto vowels, in which case these examples would not apply, but here are some possibilities:
(Both have alternative spellings, with 'i', though.)
rhythm (and its extension: rhythms) is about the longest I have come across. Also (are there enough 'y's in Scrabble for this?): syzygy.
The longest string of letters without a vowel (or a fake vowel like y or w) occurs, I believe, in the compound word: laTCHSTRing.
Hope this helps.
#357 - 03/17/00 04:17 AM Re: Five-letter word with no vowels
Another word is nymph.
#358 - 04/03/00 11:54 PM Re: Five-letter word with no vowels
Loc: this too shall pass
here's one that's rare (and Welsh): crwth
#359 - 04/04/00 10:37 AM Re: Five-letter word with no vowels
Strengths, is I believe the longest word with only one vowel.
#360 - 04/05/00 08:52 PM Re: Five-letter word with no vowels
Loc: Providence, RI
As for words that have no Ys either (lest we should forget the ..."and sometimes Y" part of the nursery mantra), there are 2 three letter ones: nth, and qts.
There is a seven-letter one as well: "tsktsks," meaning the noise of disapproval or admonishment.
#361 - 04/06/00 11:34 AM Re: Five-letter word with no vowels
Loc: this too shall pass
Is "qts" really accepted in Scrabble?
Here's another actual Welsh word: cwm (it means valley)
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