Speech Sounds /I/ and /I:/ Contrasted

The vowel sound /I:/ is pronounced as a long sound, while the /I/ sound is short. The contrast between them is illustrated through the following word pairs.   /I:/                                                                    /I/   eat                                                                   it   beat                                                                 bit   seat                                                                  sit   heel                                                                  hill   feel                                                                  fill   seen                                                                 sin   leave                                                                live   wean                                                                win   […]

The vowel sound /I:/ is pronounced as a long sound, while the /I/ sound is short. The contrast between them is illustrated through the following word pairs.

 

/I:/                                                                    /I/

 

eat                                                                   it

 

beat                                                                 bit

 

seat                                                                  sit

 

heel                                                                  hill

 

feel                                                                  fill

 

seen                                                                 sin

 

leave                                                                live

 

wean                                                                win

 

meal                                                                 mill

 

least                                                                 list

 

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