The only consonant that has more than one syllable. It looks like two V's or two U's joined together, like an upside down M but called a double-u. What's with that? I took Latin for one year in HS and the V was pronounced like a W in that language. Caesar's famous quote : veni, vidi, vici sounds like weni, widi, wici. How did the W come to be? Originally, were two U's used to represent the W sound & does W's association with two U's mean it was once a vowel? Other than the word vacuum I can't think of any words with true double U's...was it once written vacwm?Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!