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bearpaw
Bearpaw  (Level: 50.7 - Posts: 155)
Sat, 11th Mar '06 1:47 PM

TWO WORDS FOR YOU

There are two words in the English language that have a five vowels in order. What are they?

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sat, 11th Mar '06 2:01 PM

Baeiou and Caeiou

Am I close?

LOL....Kelly

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.1 - Posts: 3778)
Sat, 11th Mar '06 5:22 PM

AERIOUS &
SUOIDEA

mrsgc
Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Sat, 11th Mar '06 5:30 PM

I think there are three -
facetious
arsenious
arterious


kimmie7448
Kimmie7448  (Level: 19.9 - Posts: 362)
Sat, 11th Mar '06 5:43 PM

mrsgc, what are you? A human dictionary?

mrsgc
Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Sat, 11th Mar '06 6:50 PM

I used to read dictionaries for fun as a kid lol AND I STILL KANT SPILL PROPERLEE

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 3:24 AM

Am I missing something? Are Tuzilla and mrsgc being facetious or having trouble counting - all five of their words have a maximum of 3 consecutive vowels.

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 3:27 AM

queueing is the only one i know

mrsgc
Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 6:33 AM

I read the original post to mean 'all 5 vowels in order' - and assumed the 'order referred to was A E I O U.
I do not see where it says they had to be consecutive.

Did I miss something?

mrsgc
Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 6:51 AM

BUT if it had stated 5 consecutive vowels I would have offered these for consideration -
AIEEE, which is in the OED,
COOEEING. (COOEE or COOEY, a peculiar cry of the Australian aborigine.
COUUIENALES - which comes from quiennal - meaning "dispensation or indulgence for five years."
MIEAOU (OED) and MIAOUED and MIAOUING - what a cat does. (Webster's Collegiate Dictionary - 5th edition),
ZAOUIA - an alternate spelling of zawiya according to the OED2
JUSSIEUEAN - pertaining to the natural system of botanical classification devised by Bernard de Jussieu and his nephew Antoine Laurent de Jussie.
ZOOEAE - larvae of crabs and relatives
ZOAEAE - [OED]. The Kaula (Pteralyxia kauaiensis)

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.1 - Posts: 3778)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 8:46 AM

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!" which is in the quote marks.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 11:27 AM

This is a trivia site. Of course we have "human dictionaries" here. I could ask facetiously if you really think any of us would abstemiously curtail our search for knowledge ...

(because 'y' likes to be a vowel too )

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 11:55 AM

Oops, I didn't read bearpaw's "a five vowels in order" as "ALL five", therefore the importance of "in order" escaped me and I read "in a row".

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 12:46 PM


jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 1:00 PM


mrsgc
Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 3:47 PM

Thanks Jedley I had not seen either of those sites before. I guess the person who sent me the orifinal list of useless stuff about words may have though lol
Got them in my 'Favourites' now for future use.

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 4:55 PM

I want to know where bearpaw got the original statement that there are only two! Since we've now seen FOUR!

flybybethy
Flybybethy  (Level: 136.6 - Posts: 155)
Mon, 13th Mar '06 9:22 AM

Abstemious.
I think that's one.

kimmie7448
Kimmie7448  (Level: 19.9 - Posts: 362)
Mon, 13th Mar '06 4:17 PM

Isn't it ABSTENTIOUS????

flybybethy
Flybybethy  (Level: 136.6 - Posts: 155)
Mon, 13th Mar '06 4:34 PM

Neat. Abstemious and abstentious both kind of mean the same thing (practicing restraint) and they both have all 5 vowels in alphabetical order.
Are these the two?


aquamar
Aquamar  (Level: 179.0 - Posts: 910)
Fri, 17th Mar '06 1:59 AM

Kaufman mentioned what about (w)? I was just thinking of wry,wryly. So, technically the vowels are, AEIOUWY. I would like to know if there is a word that has all of these in order.

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Fri, 17th Mar '06 2:17 PM

By that logic, wouldn't g and h be vowels too? Just a thouGHt...

kravfighter
Kravfighter  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 563)
Fri, 17th Mar '06 2:54 PM

Don't think W would be considered a vowel at all (nor G or H) since in those examples they are silent and don't make any sound at all.

Vowels are usually the letters that represent sounds made where you don't have any of your articulators (tongue, teeth, lips, palate) touching when you make the sounds. The air just flows through your mouth and the shape of your vocal tract/mouth determines the sound as your vocal folds vibrate.

Beth

machiabelly
Machiabelly  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 190)
Fri, 17th Mar '06 8:37 PM

Abstemious and facetious and add ly to the end of both and you get sometimes Y as well

marynuala
Marynuala  (Level: 133.7 - Posts: 994)
Thu, 23rd Mar '06 9:35 AM

Bearpaw
I can add another word (alas only one) - AbstEmIOUs. This again has all vowels in their alphabetical order.

marynuala
Marynuala  (Level: 133.7 - Posts: 994)
Thu, 23rd Mar '06 9:36 AM

Oops! sorry Kimmie I've just noticed you already included "abstemious".


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