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Old 11-07-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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The great 'Y' debate & how it affects YOU!

Ok, I've just lost out AGAIN to a question asking 'how many vowels in <this word>?'. In both occasions, the word had a Y in it. Now we all know Ys can be both vowel and consonant, but this game doesn't seem to distinguish between the two!

Example in point;

How many vowels in the word 'SYLLABLE'?
- You'd immediately think 2 (A & E), but the Y is a substitute for an I in this example, so the answer is 3!

How many vowels in the name 'SIMON SAYS'?
- Again, you'd immediately go for 3 (I, O & A) & you'd be completely correct as the Y is now a consonant; the preceeding A is the active vowel.

I missed my first f*cking million because of this dang-stupid oversight! I demand justice! For GREAT Justice!
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:30 PM   #2
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That bastard simon says question got me out as well, I didn't know that in America Y can be a vowel

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Old 11-26-2008, 07:31 AM   #3
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Dependent on how a Y is used it can be a vowel or not.

For instance if the letter Y is used in the word say it is silent meaning it is NOT a vowel and it is also in conjuntion with another vowel.

Now if it is used in the word Syllable it IS a vowel because it is being substituted as a I sound and not silent or connected to other vowels.

Needless to say I missed all these fucking questions too until I had someone much better at english explain this crap to me and then I probably didnt explain it as correctly as they did.

Im sure the other vowels hate Y as much as we do.
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:03 PM   #4
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I have a question like this almost every other game, so I would say just go with saying that "Y" is a vowel because 90% of the time it is. Also, if you still have your cheats, then use them, the kid is 95% of the time correct.
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