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  • A group of four vowels.

    August 3, 2008

  • auoa? *gurns*

    August 3, 2008

  • ouei!

    Fun fact: The only four-vowel words in the OED are ieie, a tree, and ooaa, a bird (and the International Atomic Energy Agency, if you count acronyms).

    August 3, 2008

  • Old McDonald had one of these before he upgraded to Vowels 5.0.

    August 3, 2008

  • Aiee!

    August 3, 2008

  • I've never encountered an actual tessaraphthong in a language; Chinese has triphthongs iao and uei (as in feng shui), and some pronunciations of English fire, tower) are triphthongs, but that seems to be the limit.

    June 18, 2009

  • I knew a Ukrainian whose last name was Baklaiev, pronounced with two syllables.

    June 18, 2009

  • Apichatpong

    June 19, 2009