Darryl Francis


In previous Word Ways articles I have examined vowel trigrams and vowel tetragrams. Since so many vowel trigrams exist as parts of words and names, I wondered how many could exist as words or names in their own right. I use the term "vowel" to include six letters A, E, I, O, U an Y, though in several of the words presented in this article Y is clearly being used as a consonant. Could a significant proportion of the 216 all-vowel three-letter sequences be verified as genuine words or names?