Anonymous
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What are the rules for long and short vowels?

In Topics: Helping my child with reading, Helping my child with writing
> 60 days ago

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laurenf
laurenf writes:
The first link is the Crayola (as in crayons) site and it has this info about long and short vowels:

The English vowels a, e, i, o, and u make different sounds in words. When these letters seem to say their own names, they are often called long vowels. You can hear long vowels in these words: game, heat, life, rope, and cute. Vowels can also make short sounds. You can hear them in hat, pen, gift, hop, and run.

The second link is to Wikipedia's entry on long and short vowels. It says the says the same thing: a vowel's long sound is it's name, and short vowels are vowels that do not sound like their name.

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Loddie1
Loddie1 , Parent writes:
Typically if there is an "e" at the end of the word (eg. rate) Then you say the vowel as it is as a letter (long sound). This does not always apply but in most cases it does.
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