What Are Vowels?
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.
Click to see the vowels in this sentence:
|The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. [show me the vowels]|
It's All About the Sound of the Letter Not the Vowel ItselfUse an 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.
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