Monday, September 21, 2009

Longest word without a vowel

Here is a useless trivia question.
In English, what is the longest word which does not have a vowel letter in its spelling ?

Obviously, this has to have a 'Y', so there is a of course a vowel sound in it. But this word does not have any of the 5 main vowel letters (a-e-i-o-u).

See comments for the answer.

1 comment:

  1. My answer was "RHYTHM", but of course the plural "RHYTHMS" adds one more letter.

    If obsolete words are considered them "symphysy" has one more letter.

    And if archaic spellings are considered, then this is miles ahead.
    twyndyllyng : meaning a twin.

    Wait - you can add "s" to that to make the plural !


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