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.

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Units of Measure
Social Sciences
Length and Distance
Vowel Sounds

A pencil is 14 cm long how many millimeters long is it?

140 millimeters

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Vowel Sounds

Does clock have a short vowel sound?

Yes. The O has a short O sound as in clot and lock.

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Does lemon have a short or long vowel sound?

Long

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English Spelling and Pronunciation
Vowel Sounds

Does chance have a short or long vowel sound?

The word chance has a short A sound and a silent E.

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Vowel Sounds

Does air have a long vowel sound?

It is a long A (ay) sound, but more specifically a caret A (ayr).

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Vowel Sounds

Does y make a long vowel sound?

The long vowel sound for 'Y' would make a long 'E' sound. Such as in the word 'Any' and 'Penny'.

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Vowel Sounds

Does frog have a short or long vowel sound?

The 'o' in "frog" is pronounced as a short vowel(frahg not froag).

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Does jam have a short vowel sound?

The A in "jam" is a short vowel.

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Does again have a short e sound?

If you are speaking of the second syllable, yes, it has a short e sound, like the e in men.

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Vowel Sounds

What words have an e ending and sound like a long i?

In "silent E" words such as bite, mite, site, white, the E ending changes the sound of the short I to a long I.

There are no English words where a final single E sounds like a long I. However, there are IE words such as die, pie, lie, and vie, and YE endings such as bye and dye.

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Grammar
Vowel Sounds

Does the word he have the short e sound?

no, it would be a long 'e' sound.

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Does the word fan have a short a sound?

Yes. The A has a short A sound as in fad and family. Fan rhymes with can and man.

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Does banana have a short vowel sound?

Yes

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Grammar
Vowel Sounds

Does tank have a long or short a sound?

It has a short A sound as in tan, tang and bank. The A has a slightly different sound than in apple or sat. The pronunciation is (tangk).

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What animal name has the same vowel sound as mop?

The word "mop" has the short O (aah) sound as in several animal names.

(There is a different sound, AW, in dog, hog, and frog.)

The short O sound is heard as

-- the O in fox, oxen, lobster, and wombat

-- the first O in cockatoo, crocodile, rhinoceros

-- the second O in hippopotamus

-- the first A in wallaby

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Vowel Sounds

Does zebra have a long or short vowel?

long vowel

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Is glass a long a or short a?

Glass has a short a sound. A long a would sound like you were pronouncing the actual letter A in the middle of the word.

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English Alphabet History
Vowel Sounds

Is the letter y in happy a vowel or consonant?

It is a vowel.

Sometimes, the letter y is a consonant, and other times it is a vowel. The rule for telling the two apart is simple: The letter y is a consonant when it is the first letter of a syllable that has more than one letter. If y is anywhere else in the syllable, it is a vowel.

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Does clasp have a long a sound?

No. The A has a short A sound as in gas and gasp.

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Does crab have a long or short vowel sound?

It has a short A sound, as in cab and drab.

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Does the word airplane have the short a sound?

No. Both A's are long A's, although the first has a unique R sound (ayr).

The first A becomes long through the AI diphthong, and the second through the use of the "vowel consonant E" construction, which creates a silent E.

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Is splash a long or short vowel sound?

Short

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Vowel Sounds

Does hill have a short or long vowel sound?

It has a short I (ih) sound, and rhymes with bill and skill.

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Does nail have a long or short vowel sound?

The word "nail" has a long A sound, which is created by the pronunciation of the AI pair as AY.

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Grammar
Vowel Sounds

Does grand have a short or long vowel sound?

It has a short vowel sound. The A is short as in gram. Grand rhymes with hand and land.

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