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Old 01-03-2017, 11:32 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by Furienna
The "Y" in New Jersey is a vowel.
So how is it used as a vowel in "Jersey?"

It is true that the letter "y" can be used as a "vowel," but it is a consonant.

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In general, the Y is a consonant when the syllable already has a vowel. Also, the Y is considered a consonant when it is used in place of the soft J sound, such as in the name Yolanda or Yoda. In the names Bryan and Wyatt, the Y is a vowel, because it provides the only vowel sound for the first syllable of both names.Jan 28, 2011
http://english.stackexchange.com/que...n-is-y-a-vowel

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