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Can I buy a vowel, habibi?

Can you read the following sentence? Ds ths mk sns? Hint: Add some vowels Does this make sense? Where did the vowels go? For speakers of other languages a lack of vowels may be normal. I am talking about you, Arabic … Continue readi...
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High School Principal Fired Over A Misspelled Sign! Would You Like To Buy A Vowel?

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Perez Hilton (2 days ago)

We've seen our fair share of flubs and misspelled signs on the internet, and usually they seem like a harmless screw-up turned meme! However, this time it may have cost someone their job!! Paterson's Public School Number 20 in New J... Read Post

/?/, Arabic's fourth long vowel

Academics / Linguistics : Jabal al-Lughat (2 years ago)

(Warning: This post assumes some knowledge of Arabic, although you should be able to follow the argument even without it.) Everyone knows that Classical Arabic has three short vowels (a, i, u) and three long (?, ?, ?). But is this t... Read Post

An Obituary for the Letter E

Entertainment : The Underwire (last year)

The letter E, the influential vowel and one of the most frequently used letters in the English language, died yesterday. The vowel was 2,800 years old. Read Post


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