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Two Vowel Puzzles

  1. Jan 24, 2007 #1
    1. How many ten letter english words are there such that the five vowels occurs once each and in alphabetical order?

    2. How many english words are there such that the five vowels occurs at least once each and in reverse order?
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2007 #2
    I'm not sure "how many" is a good question here, thanks to the non-definitive nature of the English language. But anyway:

    1) I found 5: ABSTEINOUS, ABSTEMIOUS, ABSTENIOUS, ACLEISTOUS, ADECTICOUS

    2) I found 2: DUOLITERAL, UNORIENTAL

    Here's an interesting one:

    Name a 10-letter word that is also a palindrome (and yes, I know "palindrome" is 10 letters, har har, so ignore that one!)

    DaveE
     
  4. Jan 24, 2007 #3

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  5. Jan 24, 2007 #4
    davee123 wrote:
    PHP:
    ) 1) I found 5: ABSTEINOUS, ABSTEMIOUS, ABSTENIOUS, ACLEISTOUS, ADECTICOUS

    2) I found 2: DUOLITERAL, UNORIENTAL
     
    True. This corresponds to all the solutions known to me.
    Although, I wonder if more solutions do exist.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2007
  6. Jan 24, 2007 #5
    i have got some palindromes for you all,
    madam i'm adam,malayalam,civic,a toyota,bob,eye,noon,eve,madam in eden i'm adam,rotator,redivider,pop,did,wow,reviver,radar....

    and i will think about some of them and tell you by tomorrow
     
  7. Mar 6, 2008 #6
    1. Aerious, Abstentious, Aceriflorum, Aceriflorus, Acheilous, Acheirous, Adventious, Affectious, Aleikoum, Alpestrious, Anemious, Annelidous, Arsenious, Arteriosum, Arteriosus, Arterious, Avenious, Bacterious, Caesious, Camelious, Carnelious, Facetious, Fracedinous, Gareisoun, Gravedinous, Majestious, Materious, Parecious, Placentious, Tragedious also

    2. punctoschmidtella, subcontinental, uncomplimentary, and unnoticeably also
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2008
  8. Feb 16, 2010 #7
    What's a palindrome?
     
  9. Feb 16, 2010 #8
    Oh I know:
    rat avatar
    alula
    cammac
    civic
    deified
    deleveled
    detartrated
    devoved
    dewed
    evitative
    aibohphobia
    Hannah
    kayak
    kinnikinnik
    lemel
    level
    madam
    Malayalam
    minim
    murdrum
    peeweep
    racecar
    radar
    redder
    refer
    reifier
    repaper
    reviver
    rotator
    rotavator
    rotor
    sagas
    solos
    sexes
    stats
    tenet
    terret
    testset
    Glenelg (Australia)
    Kanakanak (Alaska)
    Kinikinik (Colorado)
    Navan (Meath, Ireland)
    Neuquen (Argentina)
    Ward Draw (South Dakota)
    Wassamassaw (South Carolina)
    Yreka Bakery (Yreka, California)
    Retteb, si flahd noces eht tub, but the second half is better.
    Doctor Reubenstein was shocked and dismayed when he answered the ringing telephone, only to hear a strange, metallic, alien voice say, "Yasec iovn eilacilla temeg! Nartsa raehoty lnoenoh pelet gnig, nirehtde rewsnaehn ehw. Deya! Msid! Dnadek cohssaw nietsne buerro, tcod?"
    A dog, a plan, a canal: pagoda.
    A man, a plan, a canal: Panama.
    A new order began, a more Roman age bred Rowena.
    A tin mug for a jar of gum, Nita.
    A Toyota. Race fast, safe car. A Toyota.
    Able was I ere I saw Elba.
    Animal loots foliated detail of stool lamina.
    Anne, I vote more cars race Rome to Vienna.
    Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?
    Are we not pure? "No sir!" Panama's moody Noriega brags. "It is garbage!" Irony dooms a man; a prisoner up to new era.
    As I pee, sir, I see Pisa!
    Barge in! Relate mere war of 1991 for a were-metal Ernie grab!
    Bombard a drab mob.
    Bush saw Sununu swash sub.
    Cain: a maniac.
    Cigar? Toss it in a can. It is so tragic.
    Daedalus: nine. Peninsula: dead.
    Dammit, I'm mad!
    Delia saw I was ailed.
    Denim axes examined.
    Dennis and Edna sinned.
    Depardieu, go razz a rogue I draped.
    Desserts, I stressed!
    Did I draw Della too tall, Edward? I did?
    Do good? I? No! Evil anon I deliver. I maim nine more hero-men in Saginaw, sanitary sword a-tuck, Carol, I -- lo! -- rack, cut a drowsy rat in Aswan. I gas nine more hero-men in Miami. Reviled, I (Nona) live on. I do, O God!
    Doc, note I dissent: a fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.
    Drab as a fool, aloof as a bard.
    Drat Saddam, a mad dastard!
    Draw, O coward!
    Draw pupil's lip upward.
    Ed, I saw Harpo Marx ram Oprah W. aside.
    Eva, can I stab bats in a cave?
    Evil did I dwell; lewd I did live.
    Gateman sees name, garageman sees name tag.
    Go hang a salami; I'm a lasagna hog.
    Goldenrod-adorned log.
    Golf? No sir, prefer prison-flog.
    Harass sensuousness, Sarah.
    I roamed under it as a tired, nude Maori.
    Laminated E.T. animal.
    Lay a wallaby baby ball away, Al.
    Lepers repel.
    Let O'Hara gain an inn in a Niagara hotel.
    Live not on evil.
    Lived on Decaf; faced no Devil.
    Lonely Tylenol.
    Ma is a nun, as I am.
    Ma is as selfless as I am.
    Madam, I'm Adam.
    Madam in Eden, I'm Adam.
    Marge lets Norah see Sharon's telegram.
    May a moody baby doom a yam.
    Meet animals; laminate 'em.
    Mr. Owl ate my metal worm.
    Murder for a jar of red rum.
    Never odd or even.
    No, Mel Gibson is a casino's big lemon.
    No cab, no tuna nut on bacon.
    No lemon, no melon.
    No sir -- away! A papaya war is on.
    On a clover, if alive, erupts a vast, pure evil; a fire volcano.
    Party boobytrap.
    Poor Dan is in a droop.
    Reviled did I live, said I, as evil I did deliver.
    Rise to vote, sir.
    Saw tide rose? So red it was.
    Senile felines.
    So many dynamos!
    Some men interpret nine memos.
    Stab nail at ill Italian bats.
    Stack cats.
    Stella won no wallets.
    Step on no pets.
    Stop! Murder us not, tonsured rumpots!
    Straw? No, too stupid a fad; I put soot on warts.
    T. Eliot, top bard, notes putrid tang emanating, is sad. I'd assign it a name: gnat dirt upset on drab pot-toilet.
    Tarzan raised Desi Arnaz' rat.
    Ten animals I slam in a net.
    Too bad I hid a boot.
    Was it a car or a cat I saw?
    Wonder if Sununu's fired now.
    Won't I panic in a pit now?
    Won't lovers revolt now?
    Yo, banana boy!
    Yo, Bob! Mug o' gumbo, boy!
    Yo, bottoms up! (U.S. motto, boy.)
     
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