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On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 18:25:19 -0500, # 1 <[log in to unmask]>
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> Is there any languages that has some words that are only consonants
> without vowels?

Yeah. Loads. Czech, and a number of other Slavic languages. There are some
North-East African languages, if I'm not mistaken (I want to say Berber,
Tigrinya, and plausibly Ancient Egyptian (and Coptic? Certainly it's
phonotactically allowed, even if none actually exist), if and only if my
memory is not playing tricks), and a number in East and South-East Asia,
where AIUI /N=/ is not uncommon.

Spoken English arguably has a few, depending on dialect. "And" can become
/n=/, for instance.




Paul