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It has been claimed variously that this is the only word in English where 'y' figures as a vowel at the beginning of a word. —This comment was unsigned.

Perhaps it's been claimed, but claiming don't make it so: what of yttrium, for example? —RuakhTALK 04:26, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
And yngling. Wakuran 11:54, 8 September 2008 (UTC)