Which is the longest word in English Dictionary that.....

@bkpdp1 (921)
India
December 13, 2007 5:07am CST
Hi friends, Do you know which is the longest word in english dictionary that comes without having a vowel. It is not a question about tricks, but it should be known to every body. I will rate for each right answers..
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• Pakistan
13 Dec 07
I was about to say the same answere but you got faster than me :D so good work done and enjoy the best response thing :)
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@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
14 Dec 07
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@owlwings (41927)
• Cambridge, England
13 Dec 07
Technically, there can be no word that does not have at least one vowel, even if it is not written. A vowel is a speech sound which may or may not have a specific letter or letter combination assigned to it - and English is notorious in using letters to represent more than one sound, depending on the word. So to say that the letter 'y' is not a vowel (which, I presume, is what your conundrum is based upon) would be to use a 'trick' because the letter 'y' functions both as a vowel and as a consonant in English. The same can be said of 'w', though it usually only occurs in letter combinations in English. The longest word in English with none of the 'traditional' vowel letters is RHYTHMS, which actually contains two vowels - 'Y', denoting the short 'i' sound and the short 'shwa' sound, 'e', which is not written but pronounced between the 'TH' and the 'M'. There is another word which can be found in some dictionaries. It comes from the Welsh (where 'y' and 'w' are used - and listed - as vowels) and it is really a 'Cymrification' of an English word: Twyndyllyngs is the longest word in English that doesn't contain one of the five vowels (AEIOU). It comes from Welsh and is obviously rare, but it does appear in the Oxford English Dictionary. It turns out that "twyndyllyng" (singular) is a 15th century spelling of the word "twinling," which means, in modern English, "twin."
@owlwings (41927)
• Cambridge, England
13 Dec 07
If you would like to know how 'TWYNDYLLYNG' is pronounced in Welsh, you have to understand that 'Y' can be pronounced either as 'I' or like the French 'U' (shape the mouth as if for 'oo' and say 'ee'). 'LL' represents a sound which does not occur in English - a sort of 'leaky' 'L', sometimes written as 'THL' - you put the tongue behind the upper teeth as for 'L' and breathe along the side of it, making a sound somewhat like a voiceless 'TH'. So 'TWYNDYLLYNG' sounds something like 'twin-dith-ling'.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
13 Dec 07
Thanks friend. I really appreciate your english knowledge. You have picked up the right one as your answer and frankly speaking it's not so easy. Ask your friends this question & see what happens with them.. Anyway i am choosing your answer as best response as you are the first one to do it. enjoy....
@Kowgirl (3490)
• United States
13 Dec 07
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@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
14 Dec 07
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