There are 5 vowels and 2 semi-vowels (Y and W).
But there are from 11 to 20 "vowel sounds" in English, made by one or more vowels in various words.Vowels in the English AlphabetThe 5 traditional vowels are A, E, I, O, and U. However, in English the the letters W and Y can also represent vowel sounds, but they don't always do so. Hence, they may be considered vowels "sometimes".
Examples with Y and W as vowels:
Examples where Y and W do not represent vowels:
Using the General American accent as an example, these are some of the vowel sounds that exist, excluding diphthongs:
the longest word in English with no vowels is rhythm.
The English language is filled with many words which are dependent on vowels for proper accentuation. The only word within the English language that is actually considered a real word is cwm which is a rounded and glaciated valley.
The English language has five vowels: a, e, i, o, and u. "Y" is also occasionally considered to be a vowel.
There are 5 vowels in the English language A-E-I-O-U
The longest word in the English language without vowels is... syzygy
The Chinese language unlike the English language has no alphabet. That said, there are no consonants or vowels in the Chinese language.
The five vowels in the English Language and many others are: * A * E (Eee) * I (Eye) * O (Oh) * U (You)
There are only five vowels. A, E, I , O and U
Consonants entered the English language at about the same time as vowels.
Abstemiously and facetiously both have the vowels in order.
There are no words in the English language that have no vowels, other than non-standard words representing grunts.
the sounds which are produced by combinig two vowels sounds known as triphotongs?
This depends on what you consider a vowel and what words you consider included in the English language. There are about 310 words without a,e,i,o, or u.
Yes, many.Some, such as facetious have five.
All words in the English language, excluding names, have at least one vowel.
Vowels are important in some languages e.g. Scandinavian languages have three more vowels than English. Other languages like Hebrew have no vowels.
Eye, You, etc.
No. The Navajo language does not have the English vowel U. English does not have some of the Navajo vowels. Navajo vowels can be high tone or low or rising or falling if long. This change meaning in Navajo but only is used for questions in English. They can have nasalization which the French have but not the English. And they distingush between vowels held long or short which does not change meaning in English. See related links for a list of Navajo letters and sounds.
Some of the differences between the Hindi and English languages includes the fact that the Hindi language consists of 10 vowels and 40 consonants while the English language consists of 5 vowels and 21 consonants. Furthermore, there is no definitive article in the Hindi language whereas the indefinite article is required in the English language.