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comment Are W and Y vowels?
I think this is a great question. Why is "w" considered a consonant at all? Is there any English word where the corresponding sound is a consonant? Also I fail to understand @Noldorin's comment above; you do agree that the English "w" sound is a vowel sound, perhaps halfway between "u" in "put" and "oo" in "boot", correct? It may not be exactly the same sound but it's quite similar and definitely vocalic as far as I can tell. The only difference that appears to be is that "w" never appears in isolation; instead it needs to be followed by another vowel.