Is it possibl(e) to writ(e) a paragraph without th(e) l(e)tt(e)r “E”?

A, (E), I, O, U. Th(e) fiv(e)gr(e)at vow(e)ls w(e) all all l(e)arn, or l(e)arnt, in (e)l(e)m(e)ntary school, th(e)y w(e)r(e) onc(e) a n(e)w l(e)arning,  but now th(e)y ar(e) a part of our (e)v(e)ryday lif(e). W(e) us(e) th(e) 5 vow(e)ls consciously and unconsciously.

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Th(e)s(e) vow(e)ls ar(e) th(e)r(e) in most of our writings, try writing or checking through any of your s(e)nt(e)nc(e)s for th(e) vow(e)ls, the(e)y’r(e) always th(e)r(e),  y(e)t, w(e) n(e)v(e)r actually focus on any on(e) of th(e) fiv(e) vow(e)ls that w(e) (e)v(e)r-so-oft(e)n us(e), b(e)caus(e) as stat(e)d in th(e) cambridg(e) word study and on my oth(e)r post Can you undr(e)tsnad waht I’m wiritnig? Th(e) human brain r(e)ads words as whol(e)s, inst(e)ad of singl(e) l(e)tt(e)rs, so not much att(e)ntion go(e)s into what l(e)tt(e)rs you us(e) whil(e) typing away at your laptop.

H(e)r(e)’s wh(e)r(e) this qu(e)stion com(e)s in, it originat(e)d from Quora, this qu(e)stion got pr(e)tty popular quit(e) soon! “(E)” as it turns out is th(e) most fr(e)qu(e)ntly us(e)d, not only vow(e)l, but l(e)tt(e)r in th(e) languag(e)(e)nglish. Th(e) singl(e) l(e)tt(e)r, occupi(e)s 12.702% of almost (e)v(e)ry common writt(e)n docum(e)nt or account at an av(e)rag(e) (or so says wikip(e)dia).

Here’s how many “E”s this post itself contains

 

 

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The, green the number of “E”s in the post

 

 

{Ugh, I was g(e)tting tir(e)d of typing two brack(e)ts b(e)for(e) and aft(e)r (e)v(e)ry “(E)”. Why didn’t it strik(e) m(e) (e)arli(e)r that I could just command F it?}

Anyway so aft(e)r surfing Quora for som(e)-tim(e), I found that although “(e)” is such a commonly us(e)d l(e)tt(e)r, humans can do anything. And soon I had hundr(e)ds of answ(e)rs and paragraphs without th(e) most commonly us(e)d l(e)tt(e)r in th(e) alphab(e)t!

Now –

To giv(e) cr(e)dit to Mr Shashank Uppalik(e), I’m just going to copy down his paragraph and us(e) it as an (e)xampl(e) to show that it can b(e) don(e).

 

“Although, it is highly common in most paragraphs, a trial at accomplishing such an account of writing is not that difficult. You would want to know that this task might occupy most of your brain for hours if not for a short duration. And as you go through this account, its composition will look atypical in a way or two. This is so, for I am struggling to attain words that would impart what I want to say. And in doing so, I’m also missing out on so many words that I must dismiss owing to our condition that binds this solution. Not willing to go on and on with this supposingly silly and absurd paragraph, I’ll opt to put a halt at this point having shown practically that it is not impractical to attain a paragraph with our symbol of highlight.”

 

So if you ch(e)ck, ch(e)ck and ch(e)ck again. That’s right th(e)r(e) is no (e) in this paragraph! S(e)(e)?

In fact, this qu(e)stion w(e)nt such limits as for an author to writ(e) a whol(e) nov(e)l that was writt(e)n without th(e) l(e)tt(e)r ‘(e)’

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Gadsby (nov(e)l) – Wikip(e)dia

Hats off to (e)rn(e)st Vinc(e)nt Wright – Wikip(e)dia for this incr(e)dibl(e) f(e)at!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image credits – https://mitchteemley.com/2015/06/26/the-allergic-to-e-challenge\, https://www.abebooks.com/books/gadsby-lipogram/index.shtml

https://www.logicofenglish.com/blog/52-phonics/382-what-is-a-vowel

 

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