grep pattern for getting words having alternate consonants and vowels

I have a text file file1.txt containing the following words

  • abcdefghis
  • abacadafag
  • cdefghijka
  • bedefegehj
  • cidifigihi

Question: How will I get the words with alternating consonants and vowels using grep pattern?
My expected output is like this:

abacadafag
cidifigihi

So far I have this code but it only displays words with alternating consonant and vowel on the first 2 characters.

cat file1.txt | grep -i '^[^aeiou][aeiou]'

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. 🙂


Source: unix

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