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The character of single vowels

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Eunoia is the shortest word in English containing all five vowels. It means beautiful thinking. It is the title for a rather bizarre book containing five chapters, each one using only one vowel. The author Christian Bok explains how each vowel ended up taking on a character of its own.

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