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The letter y in CVCV's and VCVC's

Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion, started by The Durfer, Apr 18, 2020

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  1. The Durfer

    The Durfer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    The letter y is confusing me as to whether a domain is a VCVC or CVCV. Can anyone help, is it just cheating with a y? Is the y a consonant and and a vowel? ahhhhh. :)
     
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  2. Samer

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    Agree; more reasons hate the “cvcv” nonsense

    Y is considered to be a vowel if;

    The word has no other vowel: gym, my.

    The letter is at the end of a word or syllable: candy, deny, bicycle, acrylic.

    The letter is in the middle of a syllable: system,

    Typically, y represents a consonant when it starts off a word or syllable, as in yard, lawyer
     
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  3. Samer

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  4. pb

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    It really depends on the language and even if you take English, it depends on a specific word. For example it's a vowel in system, city and a consonant in year, yes.

    When I search for "pattern domains", I put it in the consonant group. It's much better to find a free domain like yoyo or zoya than e.g. bydy or zazy. Of course you could put it in both groups, nothing wrong with that.
     
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  5. The Durfer

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    so is this domain, ycuy.com a VCVC cheat or a VCVV? or even a CCVC?
     
  6. The Durfer

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    i lost the bid on it, but am still curious as to whether i wouldve won a VCVC?
     
  7. The Durfer

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    a yury.com sold for $7601 why im wondering.
     
  8. pb

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    It's an acronym at best. It's not pronounceable, so it doesn't matter what the pattern is.
     
  9. Samer

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    He’s asking if it’s VVVV

    You didnt answer the question, elaborate
     
  10. The Durfer

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    no, a VCVC but a cheat?
     
  11. pb

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    Yury is a name, an "English spelling" of Ю́рий so the first Y is a vowel (part of a phoneme yu) and the last one is a replacement for a vowel+consonant, so it's kind of two-in-one.

    Ю́рий is VCVC, Yury is VvCV(c) ;)
     
  12. pb

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    Since it's not a word (not even a made-up one), these Ys can be both vowels or consonants depending on what acronym you ascribe to it. Probably will be C in 99% cases, at least I can't now think of a word beginning with Y where it's a vowel.

    so per example: ycuy = you can use yaks = CCVC
     
  13. The Durfer

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    oh thank God, someone elses opinion, ty so much. I thought as much thats why i didnt put the last bid in. lol. :)
     
  14. The Durfer

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  15. The Durfer

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    ty moderators you can close this thread if you like. :)
     
  16. NickB

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    Nice to keep it open, I learnt something and pretty sure others will 🙂
     
  17. Surender Singh

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    That means I got CCCV ...(L/d/v/y)
     
  18. Samer

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    There are no other vowels, would assume yes

    Let’s ask the cvcv master @pb :)
     
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  19. MA000

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    please check this out : https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vowel

    These letters are vowels in English:

    A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y.

    It is said that Y is "sometimes" a vowel, because the letter Y represents both vowel and consonant sounds. In the words cry, sky, fly, my and why, letter Y represents the vowel sound //. In words like myth and synchronize, Y represents the vowel sound /ɪ/. In words like only, quickly, and folly, Y represents the vowel sound /i/.

    so domains ending by Y are a CVCV domains.
     
  20. h2o

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    If you are a native speaker of English, then you most likely have a natural instinct of which letter combinations are worth more. In general, if you say a word out loud and it's obvious what the spelling is or if there are just a few logical spellings then it's worth more. Additionally, you need to look at other words in the language that have similar patterns. For example, "yucky," "yummy" and "yuppy" are short recognizable words that both start and end with Y.

    The example Ycuy.com is not as valuable in my opinion because of the uncommon YC beginning. There is the word "yclept" but apparently it's British and not in common use today.
     
  21. Bob Hawkes

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    I can't find that exact one in NameBio to see how they classify it, but the similar structure name ywuy is classifed by NameBio as CCVC, in case that helps.
    Bob
     
  22. equity78

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    I sold Tyky.com years ago. A couple bidders treated it like CVCV, I looked it was at least pronounceable.
     
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