# A phonetic Vowelburger™ Riddle

You can find the other Vowelburger™ Riddles here

I ordered 5 Vowelburgers™ with buns and meat only at the linguistic restaurant - help me identify each one from the description on the menu!

The buns are pulmonic consonants and the meat is a vowel so the transcription of the Vowelburgers™ may not share the same consonants.

$$\def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{20px}{#2px}}\def\P#1{\V{#1em}}\def\V#1{\S{#1}{9}} \def\T{\textbf{Meat}}\def\NT{\textbf{Vowelburger}^{\;\!™}\ }\displaystyle \smash{\lower{29px}\bbox[blue]{\phantom{\rlap{rubio.2020.01.21-custom}\S{6px}{0} \begin{array}{cc}\T&\NT\\\end{array}}}}\atop\def\V#1{\S{#1}{5}} \begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline\T&\NT\\\hline % ~\text{???}&\text{graveyard}\\\hline ~\text{???}&\text{aggregate}\\\hline ~\text{???}&\text{card}\\\hline ~\text{???}&\text{look}\\\hline ~\text{???}&\text{states}\\\hline \end{array}$$

• In case it matters, do you assume a rhotic or non-rhotic accent? (For example, does a word like "card" have two consonants or three?) – Rand al'Thor May 3 at 13:58
• It does not mattA :) – melfnt May 3 at 14:03

I think the buns are

S and M

graveyard

CEM (short for cemetry)

aggregate

SUM

card

SIM

look

SEEM (the vowel here is i)

states

SAM (as in Uncle Sam)

• Argh. Nicely done. I got this word for "aggregate", but couldn't figure out the other words to fit. – Rand al'Thor May 3 at 19:05
• @randalthor wait for the next one then – melfnt May 3 at 21:02

I think

the first consonant is /s/ and the second one is /z/

and the words are:

graveyard

???

aggregate

SIZE

card

???

look

SEES

states

SAYS

• Wow, the first time ever I've seen a wrong answer to a Vowelburger™ riddle! Thank you for the effort anyway, keep trying – melfnt May 3 at 13:54
• @melfnt I had a few other guesses, mostly starting from "aggregate" (e.g. that word being MASS or SUM), but couldn't get them to work even as well as this one. – Rand al'Thor May 3 at 14:02