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What Are Vowels?
The letters A, E, I, O, and U are called vowels. The other letters in the alphabet are called consonants
A vowel is classified as a speech sound produced by a comparatively open configuration of the vocal tract, with vibration of the vocal cords but without audible friction.
A vowel sound
(but not necessarily a vowel in the actual spelling) will be present in a syllable
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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE SOUND OF THE LETTER NOT THE LETTER ITSELF
before a vowel sound
, and use a
before a consonant sound
. For example:
- She was injured in a RTA.
- She was injured in an RTA.
The key word here is sound
. A vowel can have a vowel or a consonant sound, as can a consonant. For example, the capital letter R is a consonant, but it starts with a vowel sound
. (It's pronounced ar
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