What Is The Least Used Letter In The English Language?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You might think it was bound to be the letter x or z, but you would be wrong. The least used letter in the English language is in fact the letter Q. In the English language it is considered that whenever a word begins with Q a you should always follow. For example; queen, quiet, quaint. There are very few words in which q is not followed by you, and all but one have reached English from other languages:
Qadi - a Muslim judge
qanat - an irrigation channel
qasida - an Arabic or Persian poem
qawwal - a qawwali devotional singer
qawwali - Muslim devotional music
qibla - the direction towards Mecca
qigong - a Chinese system of physical exercises
qin - a Chinese musical instrument
qintar - a monetary unit of Albania
qwerty - the standard layout of typewriters and keyboards
tariqa - the Sufi method of spiritual learning
Kris Saman Profile
Kris Saman answered
Hit CTR+F and to a litter search of this page.  There are 4 Z's,  9 X's,  25 Q's, and  2 J's.

Indeed if you count the letters from the language you'd get Q. But as far as how much they are used,  J is the winner,  It is "Used" less then any other letter, Not in terms of how many words it is in, but how much it is actually used.
Joe Joe Profile
Joe Joe answered
Q deffinatly

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