Can we write a paragraph without vowels

Can we write a paragraph without vowels?


A SMALL STORY:
Mr.
B & Mrs.
B X 7 Cs 2 C QT Bs.
Mr.
& Mrs.
B try 2 fry 12 Ps.
2 ps dry.
Mr.
B & Mrs.
B R 10s.
Bs R >Ps.
Mr & Mrs B + 10 QT Ps = 12 Bs.

“V Ms 2 Ps” cry Mr & Mrs B.

2 QT Bs fly 2 Mr & Mrs B.
& hmm! “Why cry? 1/2 my P & 1/2 thy P”.

Mr & Mrs.
B R _________ & shy.
Mr & Mrs B X 7 Cs Vth 2 QT Ps.

S! S! S! Ps.

For a better understanding read this:
(Mr.
Bee and Mrs Bee cross seven seas to see cutie bees.
Mr.
B and Mrs.
B try to fry twelve peas.
Two peas dry.
Mr.
Bee and Mrs.
Bee are tense.
Bees are greater than peas.
Mr.
and Mrs.
Bee plus ten cutie peas is equal to twelve bees.

“We miss two peas”, cry Mr.
and Mrs.
Bee.

Two cutie bees fly to Mr.
and Mrs.
B, and hmm! “Why cry? Half my pea and half thy pea.

Mr.
and Mrs.
Bee are blank and shy.
Mr.
and Mrs.
B cross seven seas with two cutie bees.

Yes! Yes! Yes! PEACE).


My try.

Why thy lynx fly? My lynx cry.
Slyly thy lynx fly— sty shy.
By sty, gym shy? Wry my lynx: my lynx fly.
Gypsy’s skry hymn cry lynx-fly myth! Skry hymn cry gyps fly.
Typy gyps fly.
Fry cyst gyps, syph gyps fly myth.

Gypsy’s hymn rhythm thy psych.

[Explanation:
Here’s my try.

Why does your lynx(a type of a cat) fly? Mine only cries.
Your lynx flies because it is scared of the sty.
How sly! Or is it scared of the gym? Whatever.
I’ll distort my lynx so that it can fly.

Oh.
The gypsy’s crystal ball song (spiritual vision) cries that the fact that lynx can fly is a myth.
It says that only gyps (bird genus) can fly.
Ideal breeds of gyps can fly.
However, gyps with really bad cysts or syphilis cannot fly.

The rhythm of the gypsy’s song will help you mentally prepare for this truth.
]
EDIT: I know I used y as a vowel here, but the above words are generally considered as words without vowels, which is why I used them.

Here’s what a sentence with no vowels would look like:
Tsktsk… tsktsk… tsktsk… tsktsk… tsktsk… …nth tsktsk.

~The thoughts of an extremely judgmental person, I guess.
:D


Can ‘you’ write a paragraph without vowels? … Didn’t think so.

And, by the way, who would bother reading it?
But, The Two Ronnies did manage to write a comedy sketch using only certain letters of the alphabet, 3 digits and the number 10—a restaurant scene with three characters, and Swedish ham, spoken with subtitles without a single word, (except for two —see the the punchline in the video below).
It went like this: (see if you can follow…)
L.
O.

R.
U.
B.
C.
?
S.
V.
R.
B.
C.

F.
U.
N.
E.
X.
?
S.
V.
F.
X.

F.
U.
N.
E.
M.
?
“9”
I.
F.
C.
D.
M.
!
V.
F.
N.
10.
E.
M.

A.
! V.
F.
M.
!
R.
!
O.
!
C.
? D.
M.
!
O.
S.
,V.
F.
M.
!
O.
K.
M.
N.
X.

M.
N.
X.

F.
U.
N.
E.
T.
?
1.
T?
1.
T.

O.
K.
M.
X.
N.
T.

M.
X.
N.
T.
4.
1
V.
F.
N.
10.
E.
X.

U.
Z.
U.
F.
X.
!!
Y.
F.
N.
U.
N.
E.
X.
?
I.
F.
E.
10.
M.

.
.
.
(for the punchline, watch the video).
.
.


Ys, b nt spllng wrds crrctl’ ccrdng t Nglsh rls.

Th Rbc nd Hbrw lphbts r clld “bjds,” whch mns lphbts f cnsnts nl.
N Rbc r n Hbrw, y cn lv t ll th vwls nd stll b ndrstd.

But unlike Hebrew and Arabic, you cannot do that with a phonetic alphabet such as English.
Even native speakers might have found the previous two paragraphs challenging to read.

But that is the only way, in English, to write a whole paragraph without any vowels: by violating the fact that in English, vowels have equal weight with consonants and may not be omitted.

English does not use an abjad script.
Vowels are mandatory.


In which language? Does it have to be English?
Also, what is your definition of ‘vowel’? Are you going by spelling (the elementary-school ‘A, E, I, O, U’ definition, with or without the ‘and sometimes [when?] Y’ addition), or are you going by sound?
Does the English word ‘gym’ contain a vowel? What about the English word ‘crwth’, a loan from Welsh that rhymes with ‘truth’?
And finally, what is your definition of ‘a whole paragraph’? How many words and sentences does it have to contain? Is a two-word sentence ‘a whole paragraph’? Three four-word sentences? What’s the lower limit?
Depending on your definitions, the following may or may not fit your criteria:
Strč prst skrz krk!
Which is Czech and Slovak for ‘Stick the finger through the throat!’


Can you write a whole paragraph without using vowels?
Yes, I can, in Arabic.
If only I knew Arabic.
In fact, I tried to teach myself Arabic in high school, but didn’t get far.

But I suppose you mean this:
Can you write a whole paragraph in English without using vowels?
Yes, I can.
For example:
Thck cld hd prssd dwn n Brln ll nght, nd nw t ws lngrng nt wht pssd fr th mrnng.
N th ct’s wstrn tskrts, plms f rn drftd crss th srfc f Lk Hvl, lk smk.

The trouble is, that makes it hard to read if you’re not used to it.

Robert Harris, Fatherland, opening paragraph:
Thick cloud had pressed down on Berlin all night, and now it was lingering into what passed for the morning.
On the city’s western outskirts, plumes of rain drifted across the surface of Lake Havel, like smoke.

Or how about this:
“Nnnn!”
That’s a full paragraph.
There are no abbreviations.
But maybe this is cheating, since that is the semi-vocalic “n”: ん in Japanese script.

It’s pretty tough.
My advice is, learn Arabic!


ys 1 cn
h1 1 l1k3 [email protected]
[email protected] @r3 c00l.
d0 y0 l1k3 [email protected] t00? y3s th1s 1s @ sh0rt [email protected]@[email protected] bt 1t w0rks, d03sn’t 1t?


Ys.
Th prsn wh cn d tht s myslf.
Cn y d tht t? Cm n, ts nt tht hrd.
Ll y hv t d s rmv vry vwl frm vry wrd tht y wnn wrt.


Wtht vwls wrds stll wrk.
Y shld nvr slp wth chldrn whn flng hngry.
Strgth mns pwr.
Knw yr wrth.
Prsnlty s lwys grtr thn lkng prty.
Ths s vry dffclt wrtng wtht vwls.
Nvtbly wrtng gts lss dffclt.
Nvr stp wrtng.
Knw th nmy, knw yrslf nd vctry wll b n yr grsp.


Fly by my sky.
Why? Spy! My, my.
Cry myth.
By shy gypsy.


My fry, thy fry.
Mmm mmm mmmmm! Try my fry! Why? Why?!? Shy, hmm? Hmph, cry!!! Cry thy hymn! My, my my! Zzz….
.


Can we write a paragraph without vowels?


A SMALL STORY:
Mr.
B & Mrs.
B X 7 Cs 2 C QT Bs.
Mr.
& Mrs.
B try 2 fry 12 Ps.
2 ps dry.
Mr.
B & Mrs.
B R 10s.
Bs R >Ps.
Mr & Mrs B + 10 QT Ps = 12 Bs.

“V Ms 2 Ps” cry Mr & Mrs B.

2 QT Bs fly 2 Mr & Mrs B.
& hmm! “Why cry? 1/2 my P & 1/2 thy P”.

Mr & Mrs.
B R _________ & shy.
Mr & Mrs B X 7 Cs Vth 2 QT Ps.

S! S! S! Ps.

For a better understanding read this:
(Mr.
Bee and Mrs Bee cross seven seas to see cutie bees.
Mr.
B and Mrs.
B try to fry twelve peas.
Two peas dry.
Mr.
Bee and Mrs.
Bee are tense.
Bees are greater than peas.
Mr.
and Mrs.
Bee plus ten cutie peas is equal to twelve bees.

“We miss two peas”, cry Mr.
and Mrs.
Bee.

Two cutie bees fly to Mr.
and Mrs.
B, and hmm! “Why cry? Half my pea and half thy pea.

Mr.
and Mrs.
Bee are blank and shy.
Mr.
and Mrs.
B cross seven seas with two cutie bees.

Yes! Yes! Yes! PEACE).


My try.

Why thy lynx fly? My lynx cry.
Slyly thy lynx fly— sty shy.
By sty, gym shy? Wry my lynx: my lynx fly.
Gypsy’s skry hymn cry lynx-fly myth! Skry hymn cry gyps fly.
Typy gyps fly.
Fry cyst gyps, syph gyps fly myth.

Gypsy’s hymn rhythm thy psych.

[Explanation:
Here’s my try.

Why does your lynx(a type of a cat) fly? Mine only cries.
Your lynx flies because it is scared of the sty.
How sly! Or is it scared of the gym? Whatever.
I’ll distort my lynx so that it can fly.

Oh.
The gypsy’s crystal ball song (spiritual vision) cries that the fact that lynx can fly is a myth.
It says that only gyps (bird genus) can fly.
Ideal breeds of gyps can fly.
However, gyps with really bad cysts or syphilis cannot fly.

The rhythm of the gypsy’s song will help you mentally prepare for this truth.
]
EDIT: I know I used y as a vowel here, but the above words are generally considered as words without vowels, which is why I used them.

Here’s what a sentence with no vowels would look like:
Tsktsk… tsktsk… tsktsk… tsktsk… tsktsk… …nth tsktsk.

~The thoughts of an extremely judgmental person, I guess.
:D


Can ‘you’ write a paragraph without vowels? … Didn’t think so.

And, by the way, who would bother reading it?
But, The Two Ronnies did manage to write a comedy sketch using only certain letters of the alphabet, 3 digits and the number 10—a restaurant scene with three characters, and Swedish ham, spoken with subtitles without a single word, (except for two —see the the punchline in the video below).
It went like this: (see if you can follow…)
L.
O.

R.
U.
B.
C.
?
S.
V.
R.
B.
C.

F.
U.
N.
E.
X.
?
S.
V.
F.
X.

F.
U.
N.
E.
M.
?
“9”
I.
F.
C.
D.
M.
!
V.
F.
N.
10.
E.
M.

A.
! V.
F.
M.
!
R.
!
O.
!
C.
? D.
M.
!
O.
S.
,V.
F.
M.
!
O.
K.
M.
N.
X.

M.
N.
X.

F.
U.
N.
E.
T.
?
1.
T?
1.
T.

O.
K.
M.
X.
N.
T.

M.
X.
N.
T.
4.
1
V.
F.
N.
10.
E.
X.

U.
Z.
U.
F.
X.
!!
Y.
F.
N.
U.
N.
E.
X.
?
I.
F.
E.
10.
M.

.
.
.
(for the punchline, watch the video).
.
.


Ys, b nt spllng wrds crrctl’ ccrdng t Nglsh rls.

Th Rbc nd Hbrw lphbts r clld “bjds,” whch mns lphbts f cnsnts nl.
N Rbc r n Hbrw, y cn lv t ll th vwls nd stll b ndrstd.

But unlike Hebrew and Arabic, you cannot do that with a phonetic alphabet such as English.
Even native speakers might have found the previous two paragraphs challenging to read.

But that is the only way, in English, to write a whole paragraph without any vowels: by violating the fact that in English, vowels have equal weight with consonants and may not be omitted.

English does not use an abjad script.
Vowels are mandatory.


In which language? Does it have to be English?
Also, what is your definition of ‘vowel’? Are you going by spelling (the elementary-school ‘A, E, I, O, U’ definition, with or without the ‘and sometimes [when?] Y’ addition), or are you going by sound?
Does the English word ‘gym’ contain a vowel? What about the English word ‘crwth’, a loan from Welsh that rhymes with ‘truth’?
And finally, what is your definition of ‘a whole paragraph’? How many words and sentences does it have to contain? Is a two-word sentence ‘a whole paragraph’? Three four-word sentences? What’s the lower limit?
Depending on your definitions, the following may or may not fit your criteria:
Strč prst skrz krk!
Which is Czech and Slovak for ‘Stick the finger through the throat!’


Can you write a whole paragraph without using vowels?
Yes, I can, in Arabic.
If only I knew Arabic.
In fact, I tried to teach myself Arabic in high school, but didn’t get far.

But I suppose you mean this:
Can you write a whole paragraph in English without using vowels?
Yes, I can.
For example:
Thck cld hd prssd dwn n Brln ll nght, nd nw t ws lngrng nt wht pssd fr th mrnng.
N th ct’s wstrn tskrts, plms f rn drftd crss th srfc f Lk Hvl, lk smk.

The trouble is, that makes it hard to read if you’re not used to it.

Robert Harris, Fatherland, opening paragraph:
Thick cloud had pressed down on Berlin all night, and now it was lingering into what passed for the morning.
On the city’s western outskirts, plumes of rain drifted across the surface of Lake Havel, like smoke.

Or how about this:
“Nnnn!”
That’s a full paragraph.
There are no abbreviations.
But maybe this is cheating, since that is the semi-vocalic “n”: ん in Japanese script.

It’s pretty tough.
My advice is, learn Arabic!


ys 1 cn
h1 1 l1k3 [email protected]
[email protected] @r3 c00l.
d0 y0 l1k3 [email protected] t00? y3s th1s 1s @ sh0rt [email protected]@[email protected] bt 1t w0rks, d03sn’t 1t?


Ys.
Th prsn wh cn d tht s myslf.
Cn y d tht t? Cm n, ts nt tht hrd.
Ll y hv t d s rmv vry vwl frm vry wrd tht y wnn wrt.


Wtht vwls wrds stll wrk.
Y shld nvr slp wth chldrn whn flng hngry.
Strgth mns pwr.
Knw yr wrth.
Prsnlty s lwys grtr thn lkng prty.
Ths s vry dffclt wrtng wtht vwls.
Nvtbly wrtng gts lss dffclt.
Nvr stp wrtng.
Knw th nmy, knw yrslf nd vctry wll b n yr grsp.


Fly by my sky.
Why? Spy! My, my.
Cry myth.
By shy gypsy.


My fry, thy fry.
Mmm mmm mmmmm! Try my fry! Why? Why?!? Shy, hmm? Hmph, cry!!! Cry thy hymn! My, my my! Zzz….
.


Can we write a paragraph without vowels?


A SMALL STORY:
Mr.
B & Mrs.
B X 7 Cs 2 C QT Bs.
Mr.
& Mrs.
B try 2 fry 12 Ps.
2 ps dry.
Mr.
B & Mrs.
B R 10s.
Bs R >Ps.
Mr & Mrs B + 10 QT Ps = 12 Bs.

“V Ms 2 Ps” cry Mr & Mrs B.

2 QT Bs fly 2 Mr & Mrs B.
& hmm! “Why cry? 1/2 my P & 1/2 thy P”.

Mr & Mrs.
B R _________ & shy.
Mr & Mrs B X 7 Cs Vth 2 QT Ps.

S! S! S! Ps.

For a better understanding read this:
(Mr.
Bee and Mrs Bee cross seven seas to see cutie bees.
Mr.
B and Mrs.
B try to fry twelve peas.
Two peas dry.
Mr.
Bee and Mrs.
Bee are tense.
Bees are greater than peas.
Mr.
and Mrs.
Bee plus ten cutie peas is equal to twelve bees.

“We miss two peas”, cry Mr.
and Mrs.
Bee.

Two cutie bees fly to Mr.
and Mrs.
B, and hmm! “Why cry? Half my pea and half thy pea.

Mr.
and Mrs.
Bee are blank and shy.
Mr.
and Mrs.
B cross seven seas with two cutie bees.

Yes! Yes! Yes! PEACE).


My try.

Why thy lynx fly? My lynx cry.
Slyly thy lynx fly— sty shy.
By sty, gym shy? Wry my lynx: my lynx fly.
Gypsy’s skry hymn cry lynx-fly myth! Skry hymn cry gyps fly.
Typy gyps fly.
Fry cyst gyps, syph gyps fly myth.

Gypsy’s hymn rhythm thy psych.

[Explanation:
Here’s my try.

Why does your lynx(a type of a cat) fly? Mine only cries.
Your lynx flies because it is scared of the sty.
How sly! Or is it scared of the gym? Whatever.
I’ll distort my lynx so that it can fly.

Oh.
The gypsy’s crystal ball song (spiritual vision) cries that the fact that lynx can fly is a myth.
It says that only gyps (bird genus) can fly.
Ideal breeds of gyps can fly.
However, gyps with really bad cysts or syphilis cannot fly.

The rhythm of the gypsy’s song will help you mentally prepare for this truth.
]
EDIT: I know I used y as a vowel here, but the above words are generally considered as words without vowels, which is why I used them.

Here’s what a sentence with no vowels would look like:
Tsktsk… tsktsk… tsktsk… tsktsk… tsktsk… …nth tsktsk.

~The thoughts of an extremely judgmental person, I guess.
:D


Can ‘you’ write a paragraph without vowels? … Didn’t think so.

And, by the way, who would bother reading it?
But, The Two Ronnies did manage to write a comedy sketch using only certain letters of the alphabet, 3 digits and the number 10—a restaurant scene with three characters, and Swedish ham, spoken with subtitles without a single word, (except for two —see the the punchline in the video below).
It went like this: (see if you can follow…)
L.
O.

R.
U.
B.
C.
?
S.
V.
R.
B.
C.

F.
U.
N.
E.
X.
?
S.
V.
F.
X.

F.
U.
N.
E.
M.
?
“9”
I.
F.
C.
D.
M.
!
V.
F.
N.
10.
E.
M.

A.
! V.
F.
M.
!
R.
!
O.
!
C.
? D.
M.
!
O.
S.
,V.
F.
M.
!
O.
K.
M.
N.
X.

M.
N.
X.

F.
U.
N.
E.
T.
?
1.
T?
1.
T.

O.
K.
M.
X.
N.
T.

M.
X.
N.
T.
4.
1
V.
F.
N.
10.
E.
X.

U.
Z.
U.
F.
X.
!!
Y.
F.
N.
U.
N.
E.
X.
?
I.
F.
E.
10.
M.

.
.
.
(for the punchline, watch the video).
.
.


Ys, b nt spllng wrds crrctl’ ccrdng t Nglsh rls.

Th Rbc nd Hbrw lphbts r clld “bjds,” whch mns lphbts f cnsnts nl.
N Rbc r n Hbrw, y cn lv t ll th vwls nd stll b ndrstd.

But unlike Hebrew and Arabic, you cannot do that with a phonetic alphabet such as English.
Even native speakers might have found the previous two paragraphs challenging to read.

But that is the only way, in English, to write a whole paragraph without any vowels: by violating the fact that in English, vowels have equal weight with consonants and may not be omitted.

English does not use an abjad script.
Vowels are mandatory.


In which language? Does it have to be English?
Also, what is your definition of ‘vowel’? Are you going by spelling (the elementary-school ‘A, E, I, O, U’ definition, with or without the ‘and sometimes [when?] Y’ addition), or are you going by sound?
Does the English word ‘gym’ contain a vowel? What about the English word ‘crwth’, a loan from Welsh that rhymes with ‘truth’?
And finally, what is your definition of ‘a whole paragraph’? How many words and sentences does it have to contain? Is a two-word sentence ‘a whole paragraph’? Three four-word sentences? What’s the lower limit?
Depending on your definitions, the following may or may not fit your criteria:
Strč prst skrz krk!
Which is Czech and Slovak for ‘Stick the finger through the throat!’


Can you write a whole paragraph without using vowels?
Yes, I can, in Arabic.
If only I knew Arabic.
In fact, I tried to teach myself Arabic in high school, but didn’t get far.

But I suppose you mean this:
Can you write a whole paragraph in English without using vowels?
Yes, I can.
For example:
Thck cld hd prssd dwn n Brln ll nght, nd nw t ws lngrng nt wht pssd fr th mrnng.
N th ct’s wstrn tskrts, plms f rn drftd crss th srfc f Lk Hvl, lk smk.

The trouble is, that makes it hard to read if you’re not used to it.

Robert Harris, Fatherland, opening paragraph:
Thick cloud had pressed down on Berlin all night, and now it was lingering into what passed for the morning.
On the city’s western outskirts, plumes of rain drifted across the surface of Lake Havel, like smoke.

Or how about this:
“Nnnn!”
That’s a full paragraph.
There are no abbreviations.
But maybe this is cheating, since that is the semi-vocalic “n”: ん in Japanese script.

It’s pretty tough.
My advice is, learn Arabic!


ys 1 cn
h1 1 l1k3 [email protected]
[email protected] @r3 c00l.
d0 y0 l1k3 [email protected] t00? y3s th1s 1s @ sh0rt [email protected]@[email protected] bt 1t w0rks, d03sn’t 1t?


Ys.
Th prsn wh cn d tht s myslf.
Cn y d tht t? Cm n, ts nt tht hrd.
Ll y hv t d s rmv vry vwl frm vry wrd tht y wnn wrt.


Wtht vwls wrds stll wrk.
Y shld nvr slp wth chldrn whn flng hngry.
Strgth mns pwr.
Knw yr wrth.
Prsnlty s lwys grtr thn lkng prty.
Ths s vry dffclt wrtng wtht vwls.
Nvtbly wrtng gts lss dffclt.
Nvr stp wrtng.
Knw th nmy, knw yrslf nd vctry wll b n yr grsp.


Fly by my sky.
Why? Spy! My, my.
Cry myth.
By shy gypsy.


My fry, thy fry.
Mmm mmm mmmmm! Try my fry! Why? Why?!? Shy, hmm? Hmph, cry!!! Cry thy hymn! My, my my! Zzz….
.


Can we write a paragraph without vowels?


A SMALL STORY:
Mr.
B & Mrs.
B X 7 Cs 2 C QT Bs.
Mr.
& Mrs.
B try 2 fry 12 Ps.
2 ps dry.
Mr.
B & Mrs.
B R 10s.
Bs R >Ps.
Mr & Mrs B + 10 QT Ps = 12 Bs.

“V Ms 2 Ps” cry Mr & Mrs B.

2 QT Bs fly 2 Mr & Mrs B.
& hmm! “Why cry? 1/2 my P & 1/2 thy P”.

Mr & Mrs.
B R _________ & shy.
Mr & Mrs B X 7 Cs Vth 2 QT Ps.

S! S! S! Ps.

For a better understanding read this:
(Mr.
Bee and Mrs Bee cross seven seas to see cutie bees.
Mr.
B and Mrs.
B try to fry twelve peas.
Two peas dry.
Mr.
Bee and Mrs.
Bee are tense.
Bees are greater than peas.
Mr.
and Mrs.
Bee plus ten cutie peas is equal to twelve bees.

“We miss two peas”, cry Mr.
and Mrs.
Bee.

Two cutie bees fly to Mr.
and Mrs.
B, and hmm! “Why cry? Half my pea and half thy pea.

Mr.
and Mrs.
Bee are blank and shy.
Mr.
and Mrs.
B cross seven seas with two cutie bees.

Yes! Yes! Yes! PEACE).


My try.

Why thy lynx fly? My lynx cry.
Slyly thy lynx fly— sty shy.
By sty, gym shy? Wry my lynx: my lynx fly.
Gypsy’s skry hymn cry lynx-fly myth! Skry hymn cry gyps fly.
Typy gyps fly.
Fry cyst gyps, syph gyps fly myth.

Gypsy’s hymn rhythm thy psych.

[Explanation:
Here’s my try.

Why does your lynx(a type of a cat) fly? Mine only cries.
Your lynx flies because it is scared of the sty.
How sly! Or is it scared of the gym? Whatever.
I’ll distort my lynx so that it can fly.

Oh.
The gypsy’s crystal ball song (spiritual vision) cries that the fact that lynx can fly is a myth.
It says that only gyps (bird genus) can fly.
Ideal breeds of gyps can fly.
However, gyps with really bad cysts or syphilis cannot fly.

The rhythm of the gypsy’s song will help you mentally prepare for this truth.
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EDIT: I know I used y as a vowel here, but the above words are generally considered as words without vowels, which is why I used them.

Here’s what a sentence with no vowels would look like:
Tsktsk… tsktsk… tsktsk… tsktsk… tsktsk… …nth tsktsk.

~The thoughts of an extremely judgmental person, I guess.
:D


Can ‘you’ write a paragraph without vowels? … Didn’t think so.

And, by the way, who would bother reading it?
But, The Two Ronnies did manage to write a comedy sketch using only certain letters of the alphabet, 3 digits and the number 10—a restaurant scene with three characters, and Swedish ham, spoken with subtitles without a single word, (except for two —see the the punchline in the video below).
It went like this: (see if you can follow…)
L.
O.

R.
U.
B.
C.
?
S.
V.
R.
B.
C.

F.
U.
N.
E.
X.
?
S.
V.
F.
X.

F.
U.
N.
E.
M.
?
“9”
I.
F.
C.
D.
M.
!
V.
F.
N.
10.
E.
M.

A.
! V.
F.
M.
!
R.
!
O.
!
C.
? D.
M.
!
O.
S.
,V.
F.
M.
!
O.
K.
M.
N.
X.

M.
N.
X.

F.
U.
N.
E.
T.
?
1.
T?
1.
T.

O.
K.
M.
X.
N.
T.

M.
X.
N.
T.
4.
1
V.
F.
N.
10.
E.
X.

U.
Z.
U.
F.
X.
!!
Y.
F.
N.
U.
N.
E.
X.
?
I.
F.
E.
10.
M.

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.
.
(for the punchline, watch the video).
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Ys, b nt spllng wrds crrctl’ ccrdng t Nglsh rls.

Th Rbc nd Hbrw lphbts r clld “bjds,” whch mns lphbts f cnsnts nl.
N Rbc r n Hbrw, y cn lv t ll th vwls nd stll b ndrstd.

But unlike Hebrew and Arabic, you cannot do that with a phonetic alphabet such as English.
Even native speakers might have found the previous two paragraphs challenging to read.

But that is the only way, in English, to write a whole paragraph without any vowels: by violating the fact that in English, vowels have equal weight with consonants and may not be omitted.

English does not use an abjad script.
Vowels are mandatory.


In which language? Does it have to be English?
Also, what is your definition of ‘vowel’? Are you going by spelling (the elementary-school ‘A, E, I, O, U’ definition, with or without the ‘and sometimes [when?] Y’ addition), or are you going by sound?
Does the English word ‘gym’ contain a vowel? What about the English word ‘crwth’, a loan from Welsh that rhymes with ‘truth’?
And finally, what is your definition of ‘a whole paragraph’? How many words and sentences does it have to contain? Is a two-word sentence ‘a whole paragraph’? Three four-word sentences? What’s the lower limit?
Depending on your definitions, the following may or may not fit your criteria:
Strč prst skrz krk!
Which is Czech and Slovak for ‘Stick the finger through the throat!’


Can you write a whole paragraph without using vowels?
Yes, I can, in Arabic.
If only I knew Arabic.
In fact, I tried to teach myself Arabic in high school, but didn’t get far.

But I suppose you mean this:
Can you write a whole paragraph in English without using vowels?
Yes, I can.
For example:
Thck cld hd prssd dwn n Brln ll nght, nd nw t ws lngrng nt wht pssd fr th mrnng.
N th ct’s wstrn tskrts, plms f rn drftd crss th srfc f Lk Hvl, lk smk.

The trouble is, that makes it hard to read if you’re not used to it.

Robert Harris, Fatherland, opening paragraph:
Thick cloud had pressed down on Berlin all night, and now it was lingering into what passed for the morning.
On the city’s western outskirts, plumes of rain drifted across the surface of Lake Havel, like smoke.

Or how about this:
“Nnnn!”
That’s a full paragraph.
There are no abbreviations.
But maybe this is cheating, since that is the semi-vocalic “n”: ん in Japanese script.

It’s pretty tough.
My advice is, learn Arabic!


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h1 1 l1k3 [email protected]
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d0 y0 l1k3 [email protected] t00? y3s th1s 1s @ sh0rt [email protected]@[email protected] bt 1t w0rks, d03sn’t 1t?


Ys.
Th prsn wh cn d tht s myslf.
Cn y d tht t? Cm n, ts nt tht hrd.
Ll y hv t d s rmv vry vwl frm vry wrd tht y wnn wrt.


Wtht vwls wrds stll wrk.
Y shld nvr slp wth chldrn whn flng hngry.
Strgth mns pwr.
Knw yr wrth.
Prsnlty s lwys grtr thn lkng prty.
Ths s vry dffclt wrtng wtht vwls.
Nvtbly wrtng gts lss dffclt.
Nvr stp wrtng.
Knw th nmy, knw yrslf nd vctry wll b n yr grsp.


Fly by my sky.
Why? Spy! My, my.
Cry myth.
By shy gypsy.


My fry, thy fry.
Mmm mmm mmmmm! Try my fry! Why? Why?!? Shy, hmm? Hmph, cry!!! Cry thy hymn! My, my my! Zzz….
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Updated: 08.06.2019 — 5:56 pm

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