At 9:33 AM -0700 6/7/97, Unicode Discussion wrote:
>I'm responding to a claim about:
>"Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz."
>(Sorry, I've lost the original message.)
>The only perfect English pangram I know is:
>"Cwm fjord bank glyphs vex't quiz."
"Vext cwm fly zing jabs Kurd Qoph."
"Cwm" has become an English word, also spelled coomb. "Qoph" is one
spelling of the English name of a Hebrew letter.
>But then, some people object that that's not English :-)
>But look up CWM, the only English (via Welsh) word I know
>without a vowel!
'w' is originally an abbreviation of 'uu'. Saying that it isn't a vowel is
one of the many absurdities of grammarians. (Actually no letter *is* a
vowel. There are more than 20 vowels in English, and only seven letters to
write them with, but there are several hundred spellings of the various
>Richard S. Cook
>Somerville, Massachusetts USA
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