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Posted by Mike Field on June 24, 2022 at 19:32:37 user mikefield.

In Reply to: Re: Shewn (was shown) posted by John Nichols on June 24, 2022 at 14:00:37:

In Spanish, the letter 'I' is known both just as 'I', or as the 'Latin I' when it's required to distinguish it from the letter 'Y'.

The letter 'Y' is always called the 'Greek I'.

(The pronunciations of each, phonetically, are 'ee-latina' and 'ee-griayga'.)

The classic example in English of 'Y' being used as a vowel is in the word 'syzygy'. It has none of the recognised vowels A, E, I O, or U, but uses 'Y' as a vowel no less than three times.

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