White Flag -- "rythm", no vowel in

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at COX.NET
Mon Mar 19 23:09:49 UTC 2012

On 3/19/2012 5:55 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
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> In Welsh, "w" is a full vowel that sounds rather like the "oo" in "cool."

So it is some central European languages--which is why I said (inserting
"English" as an after thought, actually)

>> searched for an occurrence of an English "w" making what seems to me to

I've always thought the Welsh is, to a unilingual, as far away from
English as it is possible to get and still use the Roman Alphabet.  It
is a miracle that it lives on the same island,

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