ou already know that vowels in the English alphabet are a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y, while the rest of the letters are called consonants. But did you ever ask yourself why the letters were divided into two separate groups?
The vowel "R", and other linguistic curiosities
A vowel? Yep! I'll show you spectrograms of various words to illustrate how "R" is just as much a vowel as "E" and "I". Of course there's also the vowels "Y"...