Examples of the
Sounds of English

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a e i o u y
short vowel sounds mad red fit stop rub myst
long vowel sounds made reed die rope suit my
or story
r-controlled car term sir born burn byre

diphthongs
oi oil boil
oy boy toy
ou out shout
ow cow how
long ow show grow
au auto audience
aw law paw
oo short cook look
oo long smooth cool

Dennis Doyle ddoyle@glendale.cc.ca.us