WHAT IS THE ONLY TWO-SYLLABLE WORD IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WITH NO TRUE VOWELS?
The word “rhythm”. WHAT IS THE ONLY WORD IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WITH 3 CONSECUTIVE DOUBLE LETTERS? Not Mississippi. Remember, the letters must be CONSECUTIVE. Give up? It’s BOOKKEEPER. Words ending in dous The English language contains only four words that end in “dous.” They are tremendous, stupendous, hazardous…and..and…if I don’t tell you the last one that would absolutely horrendous. (Source: OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY) What’s the proper way to pronounce “ye?” The ‘y’ in signs reading “ye olde..” is properly pronounced with a ‘th’ sound, not ‘y’. The “th” sound does not exist in Latin, so ancient Roman-occupied (present day) England use the rune “thorn” to represent “th” sounds. With the advent of the printing press the character from the Roman alphabet which closest resembled thorn was the lower case “y”. The English-language alphabet originally had only 24 letters. One missing letter was “J,” which was the last letter to be added to the alphabet. The other latecomer to the al