Irritable vowel syndrome (IVS) is a functional vowel disorder characterised by transliteration pain, discomfort and/or bloating; and is relieved by excessive increase in vowel allocation.
Such that a simple term like kitab becomes kitaab.
Loose vowel distribution (diiiaaarrhoooeeeaaa) or retentive obsession (cnstptn) may predominate, or they may even alternate (classified as IVS-D, IVS-C or IVS-A, respectively.)
IVS may begin after the reading of an internet article (post-infectious, IVS-PI) wherein Arabic terminology has been transliterated using a multiplicity of vowels where one would suffice.
Other functional or written disorders and certain psychological conditions are more common in those with IVS.
Such as a tendency to use grandiose or archaic terminology whilst lamenting the deviation or misguidance of others.
Treatment for IVS can include dietary adjustments, medication, psychological interventions or even a sturdy “look-in-the-mirror.”
Patient re-education and a good dictionary-patient relationship are also important.