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    Short And Long Vowels

    Hello,

    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.

    Best wishes,

    Philip


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    Re: Short And Long Vowels

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello,

    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.

    Best wishes,

    Philip
    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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