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  Reply # 744082 13-Jan-2013 14:49
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I recall this being on seseme street, that y is sometimes considered a vowel. But never learnt that in school.

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  Reply # 744115 13-Jan-2013 16:41
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gehenna: I was never taught this, but thank you to the OP for starting an argument between me and my fiancee


Well it is a very important and critical issue - and people do have their stances on such things. Your argument is not necessarily an indication of incompatibility. I'm sure you will agree on less important matters like when to have kids, where they should go to school, etc :)

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  Reply # 744175 13-Jan-2013 19:24
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yes, I was taught that Y is sometimes a vowel. The English language has so many exceptions and localis/zations. Since the attempt to have a politically neutral global language ( Esperanto) has failed, I think perhaps some developers should get hold of it and standaris/ze it. This will make it much easier for future archeologists to understand where we went wrong :)

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  Reply # 744230 13-Jan-2013 21:05
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So Y is sometimes a vowel but always a crooked letter!

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  Reply # 744246 13-Jan-2013 21:29
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You didn't have to buy a "Y" in Wheel of Fortune therefore not a vowel.

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  Reply # 744415 14-Jan-2013 11:12
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Funny...I was never taught that Y was a vowel.

I was taught that it could be used in place of a vowel in some instances, but never that it WAS a vowel.

Interesting that the English language is taught so many different ways all around the globe.

I was taught English at a young age in a foreign land (Wainuiomata). Clearly they weren't as sophisticated as native English-speaking countries in the 70's but they did (in my opinion) get it right - Y isn't a vowel, it simply runs around masquerading as one, in order to fool the feeble-minded and weak-kneed.




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  Reply # 744448 14-Jan-2013 11:47
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Handsomedan: I was taught English at a young age in a foreign land (Wainuiomata). Clearly they weren't as sophisticated as native English-speaking countries in the 70's but they did (in my opinion) get it right - Y isn't a vowel, it simply runs around masquerading as one, in order to fool the feeble-minded and weak-kneed.


Serious ROFL here...






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  Reply # 744460 14-Jan-2013 12:07
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Here's a bit of trivia...

The word facetious is one of only a few words to have all the vowels (not Y), and all of them in order.






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  Reply # 744461 14-Jan-2013 12:09
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da5id: Here's a bit of trivia...

The word facetious is one of only a few words to have all the vowels (not Y), and all of them in order.





facetiously :P






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  Reply # 744464 14-Jan-2013 12:18
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turnin: yes, I was taught that Y is sometimes a vowel. The English language has so many exceptions and localis/zations. Since the attempt to have a politically neutral global language ( Esperanto) has failed, I think perhaps some developers should get hold of it and standaris/ze it. This will make it much easier for future archeologists to understand where we went wrong :)


Because developers are well known for agreeing amicably on the one correct way things should be coded and parsed?

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  Reply # 744725 14-Jan-2013 18:53
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At school, in the sixties, in England, I was also taught that the letter y was not a vowel but that it could occasionally act like one and substitute for a vowel.

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  Reply # 744836 15-Jan-2013 00:39
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BlueShift:
turnin: yes, I was taught that Y is sometimes a vowel. The English language has so many exceptions and localis/zations. Since the attempt to have a politically neutral global language ( Esperanto) has failed, I think perhaps some developers should get hold of it and standaris/ze it. This will make it much easier for future archeologists to understand where we went wrong :)


Because developers are well known for agreeing amicably on the one correct way things should be coded and parsed?


well, eventually -  :)

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