Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sound of the week: /i/

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/I/  This is a short, close, front, unrounded vowel.
"Close" means that the tongue is positioned as close as possible to the roof of the mouth without creating a constriction that would be classified as a consonant.
"Front" means that the tongue is positioned as far toward as possible in the mouth without creating a constriction that would be classified as a consonant.
"Unrounded" means that the lips are spread.
Kit /kIt/
Bid /bId/
Hymn /hIm/
Minute /mInIt/
Watch the video and practise this vowel here.
You can also do exercises about similar sounds /I/-/i:/






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