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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

Aren't "w" and "y" vowels?

In "now" or "bay", it's a diphthong, but diphthongs are combined vowels.

Of course they're also consonants because of words like "where" or "yellow".

Update:

Since y is a vowel, then w is too.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    According to English grammar, w is not a vowel.

  • Zirp
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Y sometimes is a vowel in English

    W is a vowel in Welsh

    > diphthongs are combined vowels

    err.. no, not always.   "ph"in "diphtong" is not

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