Sunday, October 11, 2009
Fun with Words
Strengths is the longest word in the English language containing only one vowel.
Rhythms is the longest word in the English language containing none of the five recognised vowels.
Schmaltzed and strengthed appear to be the longest monosyllabic words; but if squirrelled is pronounced as one syllable only, it is the longest.
The longest words with no repeated letters are dermatoglyphics, misconjugatedly and uncopyrightables.
The longest word whose letters are in alphabetical order is the eight-letter Aegilops, a grass genus.
The longest words recorded with each vowel only once, and in order, are abstemiously, affectiously, and tragediously.
Facetiously is among the few other words with single occurrences of all five vowels and the semivowel y.