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Words with Special Properties
"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)
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All the Vowels Occur Once
There are two real words with all of the vowels in the correct order. There are other words—and phrases that contain all of the vowels in the right order but the only place they occur in print is on lists of words.
There are more if you don't count ‘y’.
All the Vowels Occur Once: Reverse Order
There is one word that includes ‘y’, but ‘y’ is at the end.
Words that can be typed with the left hand.
The number of words is: 2734
Words that can be typed with the right hand.
The number of words is: 721
All the Vowels Occur—Possibly More Than Once: Reverse Order
The number of words is: 44
All the Vowels Occur—Possibly More Than Once: Normal Order
These words contain the vowels (a, e, i, o, u) in the correct order and may have vowels located randomly within the word as well. Some of the words end in y as well.
The number of words is: 186
Consonants in Normal Order
These words contain consonants in the correct order. There aren't any words with all of the consonants and there aren't too many interesting patterns.
The number of words is: 6449