In the May 2005 Kickshaws, Dave Morice showed how VIOLET is a very unusual word: its letters are half vowels and half consonants, half from the first half of the alphabet and half from the last half, etc. In an attempt to find out how unusual this word is, compared with other English words, we propose the following ten rules for dividing the alphabet into two parts.
Eckler, A. Ross and Iverson, Eric
"Half and Half Words,"
Word Ways: Vol. 38
, Article 17.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol38/iss3/17