Haha, that was good.Quote: Ibeatyouraces
Is "rhythm" the longest word without one of the five common vowels?
I think there are two syllables. Is it pronounced differently depending on the region the speaker is from? Perhaps it is like "laboratory"?Quote: Doc
When I saw rdw's Rhythm City chip post, I too thought about the word "rhythm", but this wasn't quite the question that came to my mind. How about this one: How many syllables do you feel there are in "rhythm"? I don't mean "Look it up in a dictionary," but just say it and state how many syllables you hear. Is it a different number than you hear in the word "prison"?
I think I hear two syllables in each of those words, but I thought there had to be a vowel in every syllable in English, which is what I was thinking about after reading rdw's post.
What is the definition? I would use "I's" instead of "y's" to pronounce it.Quote: Perdition
"Twyndyllyngs is the longest word in English that doesn't contain one of the five vowels (AEIOU). It comes from Welsh and is obviously rare, but it does appear in the Oxford English Dictionary."
What is the definition? I would use "I's" instead of "y's" to pronounce it.
...but I really couldn't think straight at all. I left my car in the parking lot and took a cab to the hotel, and I'm sure that cabbie thought I was drunk...