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The following diagram shows some examples of words that compare the short i and long e sounds. Scroll down the page for more examples using the short and long vowel pronunciation.
Short i vs long e (pronunciation of the English vowels /ɪ/ vs /iː/)
Short i /ɪ/ and long e /iː/ can be hard to distinguish and pronounce distinctly if one of these sounds isn't in your first language.
Learn the spelling patterns and mouth positions for these two vowel sounds and then practice listening for and pronouncing the difference.
/I/ Pronunciation English Meeting ESL Lesson
Pronunciation of vowel sound /I/.
/æ/ Pronunciation English Meeting ESL Lesson
This pronunciation video focuses on a vowel sound at the beginning and middle of words, along with sentences (as in fat, back, etc.)
Short o pronunciation and spelling for American English pronunciation
English Short O Sound - /ɑ/
The words job, hot, college, October, store, Ross, and Costco are all pronounced with the same English short O sound - /ɑ/.
Try the free Mathway calculator and
problem solver below to practice various math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own
problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.
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