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A 6 6.90%
B 3 3.45%
C 3 3.45%
D 2 2.30%
E 2 2.30%
F 4 4.60%
G 2 2.30%
H 1 1.15%
I 2 2.30%
J 5 5.75%
K 7 8.05%
L 4 4.60%
M 6 6.90%
N 2 2.30%
O 0 0%
P 0 0%
Q 4 4.60%
R 2 2.30%
S 4 4.60%
T 5 5.75%
U 1 1.15%
V 2 2.30%
W 1 1.15%
X 4 4.60%
Y (as a vowel) 7 8.05%
Y (as a consonant) 2 2.30%
Z 1 1.15%
Other 5 5.75%
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:44 AM   #46
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Yes, the letter Y is a vowel or a consonant! In terms of sound, a vowel is 'a speech sound which is produced by comparatively open configuration of the vocal tract, with vibration of the vocal cords but without audible friction...', while a consonant is 'a basic speech sound in which the breath is at least partly obstructed' (definitions from the New Oxford Dictionary of English, 1998). The letter Y can be used to represent different sounds in different words, and can therefore fit either definition. In myth or hymn it is clearly a vowel, and also in words such as my, where it stands for a diphthong (a combination of two vowel sounds). On the other hand, in a word like beyond there is an obstacle to the breath which can be heard between two vowels, and the same sound begins words like young and yes. (This consonant sound, like that of the letter W, is sometimes called a 'semivowel' because it is made in a similar way to a vowel, but functions in contrast to vowels when used in words.) Whether the letter Y is a vowel or a consonant is therefore rather an arbitrary decision. The letter is probably more often used as a vowel, but in this role is often interchangeable with the letter I. However, the consonant sound is not consistently represented in English spelling by any other letter, and perhaps for this reason Y tends traditionally to be counted among the consonants.
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:09 PM   #47
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Yes, the letter Y is a vowel or a consonant! In terms of sound, a vowel is 'a speech sound which is produced by comparatively open configuration of the vocal tract, with vibration of the vocal cords but without audible friction...', while a consonant is 'a basic speech sound in which the breath is at least partly obstructed' (definitions from the New Oxford Dictionary of English, 1998) . . . .
Who decides this stuff??? I want to know who is measuring these "vibrations of the vocal cords . . . without audible friction" and "sound in which the breath is a least partly obstructed."

Sounds like a FUN job!
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k is also for kiss
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:31 PM   #50
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k is also for kiss
and Ken....Y is still better when it's in vowel form
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This has already been done. http://forum.interference.com/showth...ghlight=letter

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but this ones by chizip



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K also stands for KKK
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Yes, the letter Y is a vowel or a consonant! In terms of sound, a vowel is 'a speech sound which is produced by comparatively open configuration of the vocal tract, with vibration of the vocal cords but without audible friction...', while a consonant is 'a basic speech sound in which the breath is at least partly obstructed' (definitions from the New Oxford Dictionary of English, 1998). The letter Y can be used to represent different sounds in different words, and can therefore fit either definition. In myth or hymn it is clearly a vowel, and also in words such as my, where it stands for a diphthong (a combination of two vowel sounds). On the other hand, in a word like beyond there is an obstacle to the breath which can be heard between two vowels, and the same sound begins words like young and yes. (This consonant sound, like that of the letter W, is sometimes called a 'semivowel' because it is made in a similar way to a vowel, but functions in contrast to vowels when used in words.) Whether the letter Y is a vowel or a consonant is therefore rather an arbitrary decision. The letter is probably more often used as a vowel, but in this role is often interchangeable with the letter I. However, the consonant sound is not consistently represented in English spelling by any other letter, and perhaps for this reason Y tends traditionally to be counted among the consonants.
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but this ones by chizip





I choose A because my name begins with A and so does his
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N turned sideways is Z, Z is the first letter in my name..
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You guys just don't have good taste in letters

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Hey, I like that movie!
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