My name is Omar Medina. My first language is Spanish. I have a question regarding the rule or exception on the pronounciation of letter I. Case in point, PRINT (print)-PRIME (PRAIM)...when does "i" get different form of pronounciation?
prime, mine, time, wine, nice, imbibe, tide, wife, pile, mime, mile, wipe, wire, wise, cite, alive.
In general, almost all words ending in "e" end in a silent "e".
"i" is also /ai/ in the following:
light, might, night, fight; sigh, high.
In words ending in the following, it's /i/
ia, ib, ic, id, ig, im, in, ip, is, it, ix.
That's just a few rules.