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This article is from the Puzzles FAQ, by Chris Cole chris@questrel.questrel.com and Matthew Daly mwdaly@pobox.com with numerous contributions by others.

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In any language, what word contains the same vowel repeated four times in a row?

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In article <C6B4Mt.9py@dartvax.dartmouth.edu> zed@Dartmouth.EDU (Ted Schuerzinger) writes:
>In article <1993Apr29.222358.1@vaxc.stevens-tech.edu>
>u96_amckenna@vaxc.stevens-tech.edu writes:
>
>
>Unfortunately, that's not what the question asked -- it states that the
>first two vowels must be the same.
>
>For three vowels in a row, I came up with words like "booing" and
>"cooing". A better one might be "agreeable". I haven't come up with
>one for four yet, but I read in an old edition of Guinness that there's
>an Estonian word that contains has the same vowel four times in a row.
>Since the question didn't specify English words, I guess this would be
>acceptable, as would words in other agglutinative languages (eg.
>Finnish) :-)
>
>
>--Ted Schuerzinger
The Estonian word 'Ja"a"a"a"rne', which means "standing by the edge
of the ice."

 

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