Subject: Re: English words without vowels
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 09:14:12 -0400
From: Alex Bogomolny
The word eludes me. Once I saw a discussion on the k12.ed.math news forum which touched on the subject. They did discover a word which was actually an abbreviation of something else but with time got accepted as an independent word. Can't recollect what it was. Other variants:
Hmm (I am skeptical)
Shh (be quiet)
for frequent exclamations. In my view, all these examples require a little stretching of English grammar to be classified as 'words'.
All the best,