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Including the important fact that only one word in English has all the vowels in alphabetical order: facetiously!

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Including the important fact that only one word in English has all the vowels in alphabetical order: facetiously!

Nope. there are others.

Sorry I can't think of them at the moment; I'll get back to you. Meanwhile, think about it (a hint; they all end in -ly, I think).

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Nope. there are others.

Words with All the Vowels in Alphabetical Order (Each Appearing Only Once)
Abstemious
Abstentious
Acheilous
Acleistous
Acheirous
Aerious (D)
Aerobious (AK)
Affectious
Anemious (AK)
Annelidous
Archeilous (AK)
Arsenious
Arterious
Bacterious
Caesious
Facetious
Fracedinous
Majestious
Parecious (AK)
Vaceious (AK)


Words With All The Vowels In Reverse Alphabetical Order (Each Appearing Only Once)
Duoliteral
Muroidea (AK)
Muscoidea (AK)
Rudoiera (AK)
Subcontinental
Subhyoidean (AK)
Subvoiceband (AK)
Suoidea (AK)
Tutoiera (AK)
Uncomplimentary
Unnoticeably (AK)
Unoriental (AK)
Unproprietary (AK)


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Including the important fact that only one word in English has all the vowels in alphabetical order: facetiously!

Nope. there are others.

Sorry I can't think of them at the moment; I'll get back to you. Meanwhile, think about it (a hint; they all end in -ly, I think).


Well, for starters there's facetious, but you might argue that's cheating because it's the same root as facetiously.

However, we also have abstemious, abstentious, aceriflorum, aceriflorus, acheilous, acheirous, acleistous, adecticous, aerobious, affectious, aleikoum, anemious, annelidous, archeilous, arsenious, arteriosus, arterious, autecious, bacterious, caesious, fracedinous, hareiously, parecious, placentious, tragedious, vaceious and phragelliorhynchus.

Then, if we will allow for adding extra vowels in as well, these words still strictly fit the requirement that it has all 5 vowels in alphabetical order: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and pancreaticoduodenostomies.

Then we can look at things the other way around: suoidea, duoliteral, prunoidea, juloidea, muroidea, muscoidea, pulmonifera, rudoiera, subcontinental, subhyoidean, subvoiceband, quodlibetal, tutoiera, uncomplimentary, uncontinental unnoticeably, unoccidental, unoriental, and unproprietary.

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Well, for starters there's facetious, but you might argue that's cheating because it's the same root as facetiously.

More importantly, it doesn't contain a 'y', which is often a vowel.

Many of the other words listed can have a '-ly' added, to include the 'y'; but some of them I'm not sure about (I'll have to look up aleikoum, among others)

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Including the important fact that only one word in English has all the vowels in alphabetical order: facetiously!

Nope. there are others.


I think the 'y is sometimes a vowel' argument is leading to this confusion.

-Stan
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