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What are long vowels words?

Last Updated: 28th February, 2020

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A long vowel is a vowel sound that is pronounced the same way as the name of the letter itself. For example, the long U sound is pronounced like "yoo," as would be the case in words like "lure" and "tube." By contrast, the short U sound is pronounced more like "uh," as in words like "cub" and "tub."

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Correspondingly, what are some long vowel words?

Long Vowel Sounds

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  • ace, age, ape, ate, bake, cave, cage, dare, date, fake, gaze, hate, lace, make, Nate, pale, safe, take, wake, grape, place, plate, quake, scare, share, snake.
  • AI: fair, hair, jail, mail, rain, tail, wait, brain, chair, chain, paint, Spain.

what are the long vowels in English? 'Long vowel' is the term used to refer to vowel sounds whose pronunciation is the same as its letter name. The five vowels of the English spelling system ('a', 'e,' 'i,' 'o,' and 'u') each have a corresponding long vowel sound /e?/, /i/, /??/, /o?/, /yu/.

Consequently, how do you describe a long vowel?

Long vowels are those in which the sounds of the letters A, E, I, O, and U match the spoken name of the letter. They are usually taught from preschool through the first grade. Oftentimes, a word with a short vowel is transformed into a long vowel by placing a silent letter "e" at the end of the word.

What are long vowels and short vowels?

Long vowel sounds sound like you are saying the letter itself. Short vowel sounds occur when the letter is not pronounced the way it sounds. Long vowel sounds are created by placing two vowels together or ending the word with an 'E. ' Short vowel sounds happen when a vowel is placed next to a consonant.

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Is Cat a long or short vowel?

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Is Cat a short vowel?

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What is the short vowel rule?

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What are vowel digraphs?

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Are diphthongs long vowels?

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What are vowels words?

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Is OO a long vowel sound?

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Hermelando Groben

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What is a long i sound?

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Benedicta Fran

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What makes a long vowel?

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What is the short vowel sound?

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