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Abstract

Words and names exhibiting high concentrations of vowels have always held a particular fascination for us. We were delighted to see in the August 1968 Word Ways an article in which Dmitri Borgmann presented a list of seven-letter words having five, six and seven vowels in most of the positional combinations possible. The length of seven letters was undoubtedly chosen because a similar list of six-letter words would have been too easy to compile while a similar list of eight-letter words would have been very much more difficult to compile. Seven letters then was chosen as a nice happy medium -- not too difficult, not too easy.

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