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  • ...Quote. Yeah, thought I'd add the last remaining one to that list. Oh, and "quart." That about covers it, I think. :[
  • Quick. I think Ed missed this one!!
  • Quince Quill Quilt Quaint Quite Quiz Quail Quiver Quinine Quater Aqua Aquire Aquite Squall Square Squint Squid Squirt Require Reguite Equipe Equipment Esquire Aquaint Equate Equine Equal
  • Uhh Yeah. A lot.
  • There are lots, as we have established, but are there any where the Q is not followed by a U?
  • qadi - An Islamic judge qabala - An esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret qat - The leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant
  • I think you mean q followed by u. If so, only words borrowed from languages such as Arabic, or acronyms like Qantas.
  • "In English, the letter q is usually followed by the letter u. While this is true in the vast majority of cases, there are some exceptions, the majority of which are naturalised 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 /tʃi/, as pinyin uses ‹q› to represent the sound [tÉ•Ê°], which is approximated as [tʃ] in English. In other examples, q represents [q], such as in qat and faqir, and alternative spellings are accepted which use k in place of q. Almost all of these words are nouns, and most would generally be considered loanwords. However, they are all considered to be naturalised in English according to at least one major dictionary (see References), often because they refer to concepts or societal roles that do not have an accurate equivalent in English. For words to appear here, they must appear in their own entry in a dictionary; words which occur only as part of a longer phrase are not included." "In addition, there are many place names and personal names, mostly originating from North Africa, the Middle East or China, that have a q without a u. The most familiar of these are the countries of Iraq and Qatar, along with the derived words Iraqi and Qatari. Iqaluit, the capital of the territory Nunavut, Canada also has a q which is not directly followed by a u. Qaqortoq, in Greenland, is notable for having three naked qs. Other proper names and acronyms that have attained the status of English words include: Compaq (a computer company), Qantas (an Australian airline), Nasdaq (the US electronic stock market) and QinetiQ (a British technology company). Zaqqum (a tree mentioned in the Qur'an) and Saqqara are proper nouns notable for their use of a double q. However the nouns in this list are common nouns." "Word Meaning buqsha A former Yemeni monetary unit. burqa A veiled garment worn by Muslim women. cinq The number five, as signified in dice or cards. cinqfoil A plant of the genus Potentilla, or an ornamental design thereof. coq A trimming of cock feathers on a woman's hat. faqih An Islamic lawyer. faqir A Muslim ascetic. fiqh Muslim jurisprudence. inqilab A revolution in India or Pakistan. mbaqanga A style of South African music. miqra The Tanakh, or Hebrew text of the Bible. muqaddam A Bangladeshi headman. nastaliq An Arabic script used in Persian writings. pontacq A sweet wine from Pontac. qabab A dish consisting of pieces of seasoned meat. qabalah A form of Jewish mysticism. qadarite A member of the Qadariyah. qadariyah In Islam, adherents of the doctrine of free will. qaddish In Judaism, a prayer of mourning. qadi A Muslim judge. qadiriyah In Islam, a Sufi order. qaf Twenty-first letter of the Arabic alphabet. qaid A Muslim tribal chief. qaimaqam A minor official of the Ottoman Empire. qalamdan A Persian writing-case. qalandar A member of an order of mendicant dervishes. qanat A type of water supply tunnel found in north Africa and the Middle East. qanun A type of harp. qasida An Arabian poem of praise or satire. qat A kind of Arabian shrub used as a narcotic. qawwal A person who practises qawwali music. qawwali Devotional music of the Sufis. qazi Variant of qadi. qepiq An Azerbaijani unit of currency. qere A marginal reading in the Hebrew Bible. qhat An obsolete spelling of what. qheche An obsolete spelling of which. qhom An obsolete spelling of whom. qhythsontyd An obsolete spelling of Whitsuntide (the day of Pentecost). qi In Chinese culture, a physical life force. qiana A type of nylon. qibla The point to which Muslims turn in prayer. qibli A local Libyan name for the sirocco, a southeasterly Mediterranean wind. qigong A Chinese system of medical exercises. qin A classication of Chinese musical instruments. qinah A Hebrew elegy. qindar An Albanian unit of currency, equal to one one-hundredth of a lek. qinghaosu A drug, artemisinin, used to treat malaria. qipao A traditional Chinese dress. qirsh A monetary unit of Saudi Arabia and, formerly, various other countries. qiviut The wool of the musk-ox. qiyas An analogy in Sharia, Islamic law. qoph The nineteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. qoppa The nineteenth letter of the ancient Greek alphabet. qorma A type of curry. qre (Variant of qere) qwerty A standard English keyboard layout. rencq An obsolete spelling of rank. sambuq A small Arabian boat. sheqel A unit of weight originally used in Mesopotamia. The currency of Israel, divided into 100 agorot. suq A Muslim marketplace. talaq A form of Islamic divorce. taliq (Variant of nastaliq) taluq An Indian estate. taluqdar A person who collects the revenues of a taluq. taluqdari An Indian landholding tenure. taqiya In Islam, the dissimulation of faith displayed for fear of one's life. taqlid Acceptance of Muslim orthodoxy. tariqa A Sufi method of spiritual development, or a Sufi missionary. tranq A form of sedative. tsaddiq In Judaism, a term bestowed upon the righteous. umiaq An open eskimo boat. waqf A charitable trust in Islamic law. yaqona A Fijian intoxicating beverage, kava." Source and further information: List of English words containing Q not followed by U:
  • There is ONE word in english that is not borrowed from another language and has q not followed by u. It's an adjective, and you need only look down to be reminded of it. Qwerty.

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