Numerology and the letter "Y"

Letter, Y

Your pronunciation is more important than you might think. Vowels should be really easy and seamless during the pronunciation. Consonants have sharp stops and pronunciation.

Consonants in general sound heavy or make sound without vocal cords but only with lips and air. Vowels are associated with tenderness, emotionality, vulnerability, and caring. Consonants are associated with a wide variety of characteristics, but mostly they show to what extent you can be hurt and your established protection mechanisms. Consonants also reveal your image in society, the way others percept you and their opinion about you. It is an image that was composed by you, your socially seen nature.

In Numerology, not all alphabetical vowels are included, only a, e, i, u and o. Other letters are believed to be consonants. But let’s take a closer look at a special letter “Y”. It can be both a vowel and a consonant. Its nature is everchanging, inconstant and frivolous. It depends on the position of this letter in the word and letters following or preceding “Y”, as they shape it.

In order to understand if “Y” is a vowel or consonant, you need just to concentrate on the pronunciation or phonetic aspect of the word. If it is a part of the vowel sound – it is a vowel. If letter “Y” is the only one vowel in the syllable, it will be considered as a vowel as well. For example, Mary, Bryn, Flynn, Amy or Ivy.

If letter “Y” sounds like a consonant or is placed next to another vowel, it will be a consonant. You can see it on the names like Maloney and Murray, the sound \e:\ that precedes “Y” makes it a consonant. If there is another vowel in the syllable, letter “Y” will be a consonant. Also, it will be a consonant if “Y” sounds like “J” as it is illustrated in Yasmine or Yoana.

In case of Wyatt or Bryan letter “Y” is a vowel, because it goes right after the consonant, being a first vowel in a syllable. In both cases letter “A” is a part of the second syllable, so it has nothing to do with the first one and letter “Y”.

English is a rich language; the pronunciation often depends on the situation. For example, letter “W” in a word “warm” doesn’t really impact the pronunciation of the vowels, so some can consider it a vowel as well.

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