re: "cwm" etc.

From: Richard S. Cook (
Date: Thu Jun 12 1997 - 00:29:31 EDT

Thanks to everyone who has inundated me with explanations of the
semivocalic nature of English /w/. When I wrote that cwm was the only
English word I knew of with no vowel, this was tongue in cheek! :-) Some
of my best friends are semivowels and semiconsonants!

Here's a summary so far of pangrams, some more perfect than others:

Quartz Glyph Job Vex'd Cwm Finks.
Cwm fjord bank glyphs vex't quiz.
Vext cwm fly zing jabs Kurd Qoph.
Quick brown fox, jump over the lazy dogs.
Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz.

Any more "perfect" ones? Send 'em on!

Richard S. Cook
Somerville, Massachusetts USA

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