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    Default The difference between the sound /ɪ/ and the sound /i/.

    Hi,

    Could you please explain the difference between the sound /ɪ/ and the sound /i/.


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    Default Re: The difference between the sound /ɪ/ and the sound /i/.

    If you're trying to learn how to pronounce words that contain these sounds, then I think it's best to just listen to the difference.

    Just my two cents.

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    Default Re: The difference between the sound /ɪ/ and the sound /i/.

    Thanks. But, I will be asked to transcribe words into IPA format.

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    Default Re: The difference between the sound /ɪ/ and the sound /i/.

    You can hear the sounds here.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: The difference between the sound /ɪ/ and the sound /i/.

    Thanks. But, there is no /i/ just /I/.

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    Default Re: The difference between the sound /ɪ/ and the sound /i/.

    In standard British phonemic charts we use /i:/ for the sound that some transcribe as /i/. The sounds you want are the first two on the keyboard.
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    Default Re: The difference between the sound /ɪ/ and the sound /i/.

    To us, there is a clear difference between the sounds- /i:/ is longer. However speakers of some languages find it hard to hear the difference.

    It's not uncommon when learning a language. In Khmer, they have three letters for K- I could never hear much difference between them when I was trying to learn it, but native speakers could.

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