Term: Vowels

Definition:

A;E;I;O;U; & Y are the English vowels, although Y can also behave as a consonant when it is at the beginning of a word.

A vowel is a sound where air coming from the lungs is not blocked by the mouth or throat.

All normal English words contain at least one vowel.


 

See Also: Letter; Alphabet; Word; Syllable; Syllable Division; Phoneme; Allophone; Phonetics; Unvoiced Sound; Voiced Sound

Category: Spelling and Punctuation

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