Long and short vowel

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How can you tell the first vowel of a word is long or short? Say for example, "famous" and "clever". I have a hard time to figure that out.
 

Tdol

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We often only know from hearing it or using the dictionary. English spelling and pronunciation have a rather difficult relationship. ;-)
 

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Thanks, Tdol. I guess I'll stop trying to figure out what the answer is.

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