Last modified on 29 June 2008, at 22:14


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I don't know about Welsh, but in Polish and Czech they are considered consonants as well, for example the Polish one letter words 'w' or 'z'. SilvioB 18:16, 29 June 2008 (EDT)

I don't know that about Polish/Czech (so maybe my edit was wrong), but felt it may have been confusing to say a word consists only of consonants in these languages, when it would not neccesarily appear so to Poles/Czechs/Welsh. Bugler 18:19, 29 June 2008 (EDT)
Ok, so I looked around the web a bit and in the process found info to add to the Polish language page. I'm pretty sure that 'w' and 'z' are consonants in those languages considering that they correspond in sound to the English 'v' and 'z' respectively. Examining a sample page | Polish Embassy website, you do find 'z' and 'w' occuring as individual words, but also within other words surrounded by vowels, e.g. 'Częstochowie'. So I'm going to side with SilvioB and say that at least in Polish not every word has to have a vowel. Foxtrot 19:40, 29 June 2008 (EDT)
Crwth noun - An ancient Celtic stringed instrument that was bowed or plucked.
It is one of my favourite words to use in Quiddler. Nate 23:14, 29 June 2008 (EDT)