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** List of English words containing /Q/ not followed by /U/ **
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Six rows of black square keys with white letters, numbers, and symbols on
them slope from the top left to the bottom right with a metallic strip in
the top right corner.
/Qwerty/, one of the few native English words with /Q/ not followed by /U/
(or another vowel), is derived from the first six letters of a standard
A photograph of a busy passageway leading from the foreground to the
background contains people walking in both directions illuminated by
elongated slats of light.
A souq in Marrakech, Morocco. Like 32 of the 71 other English words that
use a /q/ not followed by a /u/, /souq/ is of Arabic origin.
In English, the letter /Q/ is usually followed by the letter /U/, but there
are some exceptions. The majority of these are anglicised from Arabic,
Chinese, Hebrew, Inuktitut, or other languages which do not use the English
alphabet, with /Q/ representing a sound not found in English. For example,
in the Chinese pinyin alphabet, /qi/ is pronounced /tÊi/ by an English
speaker, as pinyin uses "q" to represent the sound [tÉÊ°], which is
approximated as [tÊ] in English. In other examples, /Q/ represents [q]
in standard Arabic, such as in /qat/, /faqir/ and /Qur'Än/. In Arabic,
the letter Ù, traditionally romanised as /Q/, is quite distinct from
Ù, traditionally romanised as /K/; for example, ÙÙØ¨ /qalb/
means "heart" but ÙÙØ¨ /kalb/ means "dog". However, alternative
spellings are sometimes accepted which use /K/ (or sometimes /C/) in place
of /Q/; for
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