The title of this post is not a typo, but is in fact the third person singular feminine form of the future tense of the verb to eat (ee [i:]) in Manx, or in other words means “She will eat”. I came across it while reading about the Manx language the other day and as well as grabbing my attention, it also made me wonder whether there are many other words or phrases with so many vowels in sequence in Manx or other languages.
Here are few other Manx phrases I put together containing many e’s:
- Eeee ee eeym – She will eat butter
- T’ee gee eeym bwee – She’s eating yellow butter
- Eeee ee nhee erbee – she’ll eat anything
- O Yee! Eeee ee eeym bwee eeagh lhee – Oh God! She’ll eat edible yellow butter with her
- Dee mee eeym bwee – I ate yellow butter
- Eeym eeym bwee – I’ll eat yellow butter
- Bee’m gee ee bwee lhee – I’ll be eating yellow butter with her
As double letters are quite common in Manx, I’m sure other sentences containing lots of o’s or a’s could be constructed, for example: Soo coo doo lhoo (The black dog sucked a pole).
Can you think of any similarly vowel-rich sentences in other languages?