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We're concerned with who but never why,
We cause the tears but not the cry.
We're from a world that's found by you,
Where two is one and one is two.

What are we?

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I think you are

Vowels

We're concerned with who but never why,

who has a vowel but why doesn't (in this instance, we don't count 'y')

We cause the tears but not the cry.

tears has two vowels but cry does not have any.

We're from a world that's found by you,

Vowels are representations of vocal sounds constructed by humans.

Where two is one and one is two.

two has one vowel, one has two.

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  • $\begingroup$ Just out of curiosity, as I've never known y to be considered a vowel, am I missing something? Confused about the "In this instance, we don't count 'y'" $\endgroup$
    – David
    Feb 1, 2017 at 16:54
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    $\begingroup$ @David It can be either. en.oxforddictionaries.com/explore/… $\endgroup$
    – Tim B
    Feb 1, 2017 at 17:00
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    $\begingroup$ But isn't Y being used as a vowel in the first two lines? $\endgroup$
    – Irishpanda
    Feb 1, 2017 at 17:03
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    $\begingroup$ @DainIIIronfoot The 'we' in this riddle are the conventional vowels: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_words_without_vowels $\endgroup$
    – rybo111
    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:39
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    $\begingroup$ @xnor I wrote it simply as vowels are in world and you, (and world helped form the next line) but I like this answer's interpretation $\endgroup$
    – rybo111
    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:41

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