- What are the 5 vowels in English?
- What are the 6 vowels?
- What do vowels do?
- How do you write vowels?
In elementary school, we all learned the vowels of the English language: A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y. Or, at least how we write them out, that is. But what makes a vowel a vowel? Vowels and consonants are two different categories of sounds that linguists use to better understand how speech sounds work.
All English words are written with vowel letters in them. These letters are vowels in English: A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y and W. It is said that Y is “sometimes” a vowel, because the letter Y represents both vowel and consonant sounds.
The alphabet is made up of 26 letters, 5 of which are vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and the rest of which are consonants. A vowel is a sound that is made by allowing breath to flow out of the mouth, without closing any part of the mouth or throat.
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