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Shortest word with vowels A,E,I,O,U in Alphabetical Order?

 
 
Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 01:39 pm
Hello Trivia-meisters..

What is the shortest English word with the vowels a,e,i,o,u in alphabetical order and with no repeat vowels?

Here's an example: F A C E T I O U S

About a year ago, I undertook a research project where I tracked down as many words as possible, in the English language, that have the standard vowels a,e,i,o,u in alphabetical order and with no repeat vowels.

I was amazed at how many there were!
I'll reveal my findings to you later, but in the meantime let's see how many answers you can find to the above trivia question.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 01:44 pm
Is aedious an English word?
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husker
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 01:49 pm
sacreligeous
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husker
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 01:50 pm
adventitious
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 01:50 pm
Nice try fbaezer..

Unfortunately, aedious is NOT a word that can be found in any English Dictionary.

Keep searching, your suggestion is a good one.
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husker
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 01:54 pm
caesious
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 02:01 pm
Husker: 8 out of 10 for effort.

Unfortunately, both words that you submitted (adventitious & sacreligeous) have repeat vowels, (the letter "i" is repeated in both words - with correct spelling)...nevertheless, they do have the a,e,i,o,u sequence.

By the way, I don't think you spelt sacrilegious correctly.
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 02:03 pm
Husker:

Full marks for C A E S I O U S

Caesious is an excellent 8-letter word example, however, there is a shorter one!
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husker
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 02:04 pm
yikes!
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husker
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 02:10 pm
have to find somewhere to but the 197 I found :-)
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 02:15 pm
Aerious
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 02:18 pm
Husker:

There are hundreds of words which have the vowels a,e,i,o,u in them, some of them are in alphabetical order but they have repeat vowels, and many, many others have the vowels in any of 123 other combinations that the vowels a,e,i,o,u can be arranged.
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 02:24 pm
Congratulations Craven!

AERIOUS is the answer to this Trivia question.
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BillW
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 02:27 pm
And he wins an all expenses paid (including mediacal bills) Disney Cruise paid for by Topic Author!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 06:29 am
dat boy be too smart fer 'is own good.....
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 06:51 am
Nah, it was very easy.

Just look at the vowels and you start seeing ae words (first thing that popped into my head was aeon) and iou was an obvious group as well.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 06:56 am
Wait a second, guys. I was looking at this, and had never heard of the word "aerious". I looked it up in two net dictionaries, and it does not appear. So what goes? Confused


P.S. I even checked a British dictionary, and it isn't there!
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the prince
 
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Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 06:59 am
aerious also aereous (AY-ree-uhs) adjective

Of the nature of air, airy.

[From Latin aereus or aerius, adjectival form of aer, air, + -ous.]
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Monger
 
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Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 07:03 am
Interesting. Which dictionary did ya find that in, Gautam? Neither spelling is listed in Merriam-Webster.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 07:06 am
I didn't check to see if it's in a dictionary but know it's a word. I know the word from its Portuguese cognant but am certain it's an English word.

If you really want to find it online go to www.fluencynow.com and try all the dictionaries listed there. The onelook box is your best bet.
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