Word Ways

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Vowel Sequences


Rex Gooch


This article examines "runs" of the vowels a, e, i, o, u, in words and phrases. An example is proeuious (modern previous), which is counted as a run in six vowels. To save space, the level of detail given diminishes as the number of examples increases. Where the words themselves are not given, the results are unverified, and it may be assumed that a few instances will be of poor transliterations, or be otherwise unacceptable. This will greatly affect the conclusions.