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Sounds of letters I and Y
Let's see what sounds we can get from the vowels I and Y in a stressed syllable. Don't forget to listen to the examples.
The short i is characteristic for one-syllable words that end with a consonant (like "bit"). However, there are other words with i and y that have the same pronunciation.
begin, dinner, listen, big, fifty, picture, sit, wing, think
crystal, lynx, physics, syllable, system, typical
This long sound almost always occurs in the pattern I(Y)_consonant_E and in also in igh.