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.