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Vowel Sounds

Some words have vowel sounds that can be classified as long or short, depending on how the vowel is pronounced. This can be different even in words that have nearly identical spelling.
Yes, the O in whose is a long vowel.
Yes. The E has a short E sound, as in sell and well. Yes, the e in bell has the short e sound. Some additional words that have a short e are rest, heavy, and bread.
Yes. The AI pair has a long A sound as in rain and main.
The A is usually pronounced as a long A in words with a silent E: fate, race, bake, cake, fake. The AY and AI pairs are almost always a long A sound.
Face has a long a sound. Like rake, bake, cake, race. The short a sound is in: cat, fat, rat, sat, mat.
The short U sound: cut, cup, hut, but, nut. The long U sound: boot, root, spoon, moon. (long OO) The long U sounding like the name of the letter U: cute, newt, beauty
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No, the I in those two words is the short I sound (ih). The long I is seen in the similar words highs and died .
Just say the word. it's easy. short a
I t has a long OO sound, which is related to a long U.
The plural "pennies" has a short E followed by a long E from the ie pair (pehn-ees).
The words include rough, tough, enough, and the verb slough.
The word "courtesy" (KUR-tih-see, alternately KUR-tuh-see) containsfour vowels: one vowel pair (OU, caret U sound, uhr) one E (short i sound, ih -- or schwa sound, uh) one ending Y (long E sound, ee)
Yes, that's a short vowel, like hen, pen, then, when, Ben.
The vowel sound in "card" is short; if it were long, it would sound like "cared."
Some examples of the long A to begin words: A words - able, anal, apiary, apex, aviation A words with silent E : ale, ape, ate AI words - aid, ail, aim EI words - eight
The vowel sound in cake is a long A sound.
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The Y is a consonant and the OU has the long OO (long U) sound, as in joule, soup, and coupe.
The short U sounds are actually both schwas in "perfection" (p uh r-fehk-sh uh n).
There is no long vowel in last, only a short A sound.
All of the one-syllable words that end in -ay (except quay ) and the words that end in -eigh (weigh, sleigh). Also some words such as prey, and French words such as filet, croquet, buffet (noun), bouquet and risque. Examples include display defray highway repay delay hearsay ...
Most of these AI words have an unpronounced sound (just the letter) not a short E : as in certain (sur-tn) and curtain (kur-tn). This is similar to the schwa sound in mountain (moun-tən). Words that do have the short E are again (uh-gen) and against .
There are no IA vowel pairs with a long A sound. Almost all AIpairs have a long A (ay) sound, some exceptions being aisle, plaid,and said.
y mostly a vowel but how can you tell if it is a consantent? well heres the answer. It depends by the pronoucation. Ex. In the word already, y is a consonent!
No. It usually has a short A sound as in pass and last. The British English pronunciation sounds more like a short O, as in gloss.
The long A words include words with a silent E, including words such as: ace, face, lace, mace, place fade, made, trade, wade chafe, safe age, cage, page, rage, sage, stage bake, cake, fake, lake, make, rake, sake, take, wake bale, dale, gale, hale, kale, male, pale, sale, stale, tale,...
It is a short A (ah). The long A has the AY sound.
The sound in "been" is a short i sound (bin). This is practically aunique sound for the EE pair, although in French words they canhave a long A sound (puree, soiree, toupee).
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Long vowels are extended vowels, while short vowels are cut off, as indicated by an H (end exhalation). This has some exceptions in English, especially with R-shaped vowels (many "er" words are pronounced as "ur"). The long vowels "say the name" of the letter (ay, ee, eye, oh, yoo, but also oo),...
No. The vowel sound is the OI/OY pair, as in boy, join, point, and oyster. It is neither long or short.
The EA in the word "peace" has the same long E sound as in wheel.
There word JUDGE (short U, silent E) is pronounced (juj). The first syllable in JUDGMENT is also a short U, and the E has aschwa sound (juj-mehnt).
heard, furred and depending on your accent then chaired and cared
The letter 'u' in 'gulf' is short.
Neither. The OO has a long OO sound, as in fool and mood.
The first E has a short E sound. The second is a long E and thethird E is silent.
No, baby is pronounced bay-bee.
No. It has a long A vowel sound as in sale, sail, hail, and wail.
The words eviscerate, gene, and scene have long E sounds, but end in a silent E. There are long E sounds to end words such as: E and EE words : be, we, fee, see, levee, nominee, detainee EA words : sea, flea Y words : baby, silly, wily, crazy EY words : money and from French: IE...
No. The E in red is pronounced as a short E vowel.
Yes. The I in happiness (like the Y in happy ) has a long E sound.
Yes. The EA has a short E sound, as in wealth.
Some English words come from forms that used either Y or I to indicate their pronunciation as a long I. The word "kind" is from Old English gecynde ("natural"). German words with kind have a short I sound.
The word, play, has three (3) consonants: ; and one(1) vowel: . Y is considered a vowel in play. It has the sound ee. So there aretwo vowels a and y
The usual pronunciation of were is a short U + R called a caret U ( wur , rhymes with fur).
It has two long E's. The first E is as in "be" and the IE pair also sounds like (ee). The final E is silent.
The A has a short A sound, but the I has a long I sound (add-myr).
The EA has a long A (ay) vowel sound. This is also seen in A words - base, cake, late AY words - lay, may, pay AI words - fail, maid, plain EI words - veil EIGH words - weigh, weight, neighbor
There are I words with a silent E, such as bite, dime, and while. There are I words spelled with GH such as high, sigh, light, and right. There are I words that begin with the prefix bi- which virtually always sounds like BY, or tri- which sounds like TRY. Examples are binary, bimonthly, and...
The words that have only an I include GH words (high, sigh, and thigh) and GN words (align, sign). Words ending in -IGHT have a long I sound : bright, fight, fright, light, might, right, sight, tight. There are many words that have an I and a silent E, such as bite, ride, and nine.
Yes. The sound in "why" is a long I, as in by and cry.
The EE pair in sleet has a long E vowel sound, as in sleek and feet.
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Depends on your accent. For example in Australian English and many British dialects, the second vowel is a plain central vowel (ie schwa, or perhaps an open-mid central vowel). Whereas in many northern American accents, the schwa of the second vowel is rhoticized (or r-colored).
No. Although the E is silent, the A is a short A ( hahv ). It sounds the same as halve .
Yes. The EA in health has a short E sound as in wealth.
The EA pair has a long E sound, as in tea, sea, seal, and seat.
15 vowel sounds (in North American English) 24 consonant sounds
No. The first E has a caret A sound (long A + R, or "air" sound).The final E is silent. It is pronounced the same as "wear."
They are called "closed syllables" because the syllable ends withthe consonant sound. The 6 types of syllables are: Closed syllable (short vowel sound) Open syllable (ends with a long vowel sound) Vowel-consonant-E syllable ( silent E makes preceding vowellong) Vowel team syllable (two vowels...
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Not exactly. In US English, words with "all" mostly have the AW sound (ball = bawl) rather than the short sound (as in shall). This is called a caret O sound, and especially in British English has more of an O sound (as in hallowed). Some LL words with short A are alloy, allied, shall, fallow,...
-- Words from French use a mark called an acute accent over an E to indicate it has an A (ay) sound, which is the French sound of the pair "et." This letter is found in words such as cliché, passé, sauté and résumé (where it shows the word is not the verb resume). -- Words in...
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"Their" is not a long e word. Long e is like "ee" as in "cheese." The words their or there have an R-shaped long A or "caret A" sound (air).
Yes. But the sound here is a short OO, as in full, and pull. (book, could, and wood) As opposed to the actual short U seen in dull and null. (suds, drum, and pup) If it was a long U sound, it would be pronounced Boole or Buell.
There is only one, but it can sound like two even though the E is silent. The sound is a long I sound followed by the R sound ( uh in British English).
There are two : a long E and a schwa.
The long vowel sounds are those that "say the name" of the vowel: A (ay) as in day, gain, weigh, and survey E (ee) as in be, see, mean, and gene I (eye) as in sign, dime, my, and night O (oh) as in go, woe, bone, low, and boat U (yoo or oo) as in unit, cute, and feud / dune, flute, and...
One is geyser. Another is the proper noun Cheyenne (shy-ann).
Yes. The AI pair is pronounced as a long A sound (same as pale).
The word has an unstressed or schwa A, and a long E from the pair EE. The vowel is long because you can hear the sound of the letter E (uh-GREE).
No. The OO sound in good is short, as in book and foot. The OO sound in soon is a long OO (long U) as in moon, soup, and dune.
No, the EA in year has a form of long E sound called a caret I, as in hear and clear.
Yes, the word 'yell' has a short 'e' sound.
No, the word 'sled' has a short E sound as in bed and fed.
No. Bath is a short vowel word (short A as in bat and math), but bathe is a long vowel word with its silent E.
The OU in fought has the AW sound (caret O), as in bought and thought. This is widely spelled as AU or AW. In US English, many words ending in -ong have an -awng sound. Some words with OR are pronounced the same in British English. Some words with this vowel sound are: AW words - claw, brawl,...
No, pat has a "short-a" sound. The following words have a short A sound: cat, mat, slat, dad, map, flap, pal The following words have a long-a sound: late, place, lace, plane, glaze.
Yes. Most of the time, the AI pair does have the "ay" sound of the long A. Exceptions are the words with AI followed by an R, where it has a different sound called a caret A (air, fair, pair). Other special cases: said (sed) plaid (pladd) aisle (I'll)
Yes. The AI pair has a short E sound, to rhyme with fed and led.
Yes, it has the short O vowel sound, as in rob, clock, and drop.
The word family has a short vowel sound for the A, the I is silent or a schwa, and the Y has a long E sound.
The word Historical has 4 syllables, not 2 or 3 (HISS-tree,HISS-tuh-ree). The O in history is either silent or a schwa (unstressed), whereasin historical it is stressed, so has an OR/AW sound(hiss-TOR-ih-kul).
The A has a short A sound, the I is either silent or a schwa, and the Y has a long E sound.
It has a short A sound, as in gal and pal.
No. The EA in peak has a long E sound, as in beak and leak.
The following words all have a long E sound: eel, bean, deed, feast, green, heel, jeans, kneel, least, meat, priest, queen, real, sweet, teen, wheat, zeal. (see related question)
It has a long O, to rhyme with cope and hope. This type of long O sound is also seen in coal .
Yes. The long OO sound is a long U, as in dune and mood.
No. The first A has a short A sound and the final A is a schwa (uh).