You can find the other Vowelburger™ Riddles here
I ordered 7 Vowelburgers™ with buns and meat only at the linguistic restaurant - help me identify each one from the description on the menu!

Meat Vowelburger™
??? pallid
??? attained
??? during
??? ace
??? marbles
??? dwelling
??? Korea

The buns are phonemes and the meat is a vowel, so the transcriptions of these Vowelburgers™ may not share the same consonants as they do in the regular Vowelburgers™ riddles.

You can write your answer using IPA or the English alphabet as you please; bon appétit!


1 Answer 1


I think the buns are

W and N


Pallid = WAN
Attained = WON
during = WHEN
Ace = ONE (or could be WIN)
Marbles = WHIN
Dwelling = WONE (or possibly WOON)
Korea = WON

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Just realised why this answer felt so familiar! (I realise there are subtle differences in the question...) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jun 5, 2020 at 16:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Stiv Oh goodness, well I've upvoted your answer there, had not seen that one. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Jun 5, 2020 at 16:30
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    $\begingroup$ I was racking my brains, thinking "I'm sure we've had one like this before..." so I searched through lots of recent ones to find it... had to go back quite some way in the end! You were quick off the mark, well done. $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jun 5, 2020 at 16:34
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    $\begingroup$ I remembered about the very first Vowelbutger riddle only after posting this question. I hope you like the phonetic variant. $\endgroup$
    – melfnt
    Jun 5, 2020 at 17:59

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