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Name a six letter word with no vowels in it.
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"Nymphs" is the best I could come up with. I wonder if there are other longer words.
isn't the word "rhth" a word with no vowels? it's a stringed instrument, i believe.
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It is true that English has the phonotactic constraint that every word must contain a vowel. Orthographically, "y" may symbolize either a consonant, or a vowel (or a "semi-consonant" if you consider glides as such) However, it is NOT true that every language requires every word to contain a vowel. Take a look at Berber. Here's a really nicely written paper looking at the Tashlhiyt dialect of Berber (spoken in the southern part of Morocco) if you want more info.

www.answers.com/topic/tifinagh

If you don't want to read the paper, at least here are 3 examples of words from it:

(1) tftXtstt "you rolled it (fem)"*
(2) tqssf “it shrunk (fem)”
(3) tfktstt “you gave it (fem)”

*(X=uvular fricative)
but if there are really no words with vowels then wouldnt Y substitute as the vowel in that word,rhythm?
Do not forget the legitimate adjective 'nth.' That is in the dictionary.
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syzygy
i always thought that the term for planetary bodies being in alignment was ... crap i forgot!!

damn it...!!

wait, ill remember...

...
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ahh... synergy
I think you mean "syzygy."
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