How many words can be spelled with the letters luatnf?
The word 'alphabetically' is the the only word that is spelled 'alphabetically.' No other words are spelled that way. (That is the riddle answer.) On the other hand, many words are spelled with all their letters in alphabetical order. Some examples: 3 letters: beg, box, few, hip, low, mop, not 4 letters: abet, bell, chin, clip, clop, drip, drop, felt, flux, gill, gilt, hill, lost, lust, most, must 5 letters: abbey, abhor, abort, begin, dotty…
No words can be spelled using all of these letters. Words that can be spelled using some of the letters are: Affront Footman Forlorn Formant Frontal Afloat Formal Format Mantra Matron Mortal Normal Orator Romano Alamo Alarm Aloft Altar Aroma Fatal Float Floor Front Manor Molar Moral Moron Motor Natal Roman Rotor Tonal Afar Loom Loon Moon Moor Norm Oral Raft Roam Roof Room Toon Torn Tram
One word that has sh but is spelled su is sugar. Others include "surely, sugary, sumac and sure." Also, there are many words for which this occurs in the middle of the word rather than in the beginning, e.g. "insure, tonsure, censure, composure, closure. Additionally, the 'ss' often heralds the 'sh' sound, and in many instances, this is followed by u, e.g. "pressure, assure, fissure, issue, tissue, etc."