Short And Long Vowels
I would appreciate further clarification regarding "short and long vowels".
Could someone please give me a link(s) for when vowels are used in a short way and when long - I had read that vowels are normally long when a short word or syllable has two (or more?) vowels in them or a word ends with a vowel.
Also, I guess that: "bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/sounds/index.shtml" has the information about their phonetic spelling.
Thank you for any help.
Re: Short And Long Vowels
Well, often this is indicated by orthography (spelling), but not always. For example, 'ee' or 'oo' like 'feet' or 'pool' - both of these words have long vowels. However, a word like 'fit' or 'pull' have short vowels (technically called lax vowels).
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