I've split the 26 letters (actually 25 letters) of the English language into two groups using a particular rule. Can you say what is the rule that I've used?

  • First Group: A D E F G H K L M N O Z
  • Second Group:B C I J P Q R S T U V X Y

Note that I've excluded W from both the groups as it fits partially into both the groups. Also,the font and the BOLD style doesn't matter here.


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This is what I think it is, I'm not fully convinced myself though.

There are commonly used words in English that are pronounced the same way as the letters in the second group. But with that logic H & R would be certainly in the second group.

  • $\begingroup$ You are right! Oops,R was supposed to be in the second group...But what's with H? $\endgroup$
    – Spikatrix
    Dec 26, 2014 at 11:22
  • $\begingroup$ @CoolGuy Shouldn't J and O be in the second group and S be in the first group? $\endgroup$ Dec 26, 2014 at 11:29
  • $\begingroup$ @randal'thor , Edited the J $\endgroup$
    – Spikatrix
    Dec 26, 2014 at 11:31
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    $\begingroup$ @CoolGuy I'd say 'oh' and even 'O' are words, but I realise you have to draw the line somewhere, otherwise 'ee' and 'eff' and 'gee' would all slip down to the second group! $\endgroup$ Dec 26, 2014 at 11:38
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    $\begingroup$ Oh is definitely a real word pronounced like o, and should be in the second group. h is pronounced aitch, not etch, and should not. Ee, eff and gee are not actual words so I don't see any blurred lines $\endgroup$
    – Jon Story
    Dec 26, 2014 at 15:24

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