How do you pronounce vowels in English?
What are the 14 vowel sounds?
With our revised definition, there are at least 14 vowel sounds that are common to almost all English dialects: These are the sounds in the words BEAT, BIT, BAIT, chance, BAT, BOT, BUTT, BOOT, BITE, BOUT, and BERT. There’s also the vowel in PUT, the vowel in BOYS, and a vowel called schwa.
How do you identify a vowel sound?
How do you pronounce short vowel?
Is bite a long or short vowel?
The long ‘ī’ sound here sounds like /aɪ/ and can be spelled in a number of ways, as in words like ice, cry, and high.
What is æ called?
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