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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, Long E

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.



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