American Vowel System. ENG 115 Prof. K. Horowitz. INDEX. Objectives Introduction What is a Vowel? The Vowel Chart Vowel Chart Diagram Front Vowel Definition Try Your Luck! Practice Exercises Useful Links. Objectives.
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Prof. K. Horowitz
This module is designed to familiarize second language students with the vowel system of American English, which is the most common variation of the language encountered by Puerto Ricans.
A vowel, also known as a monothong, is a sound produced in the mouth with no air obstruction. That is, there is nothing blocking the flow of air from the lungs out through the mouth.What is a vowel?
Front vowels are pronounced using the front of the mouth. There are five: [i], [I], [e], [ε], and [æ].
[i] is the same as in Spanish.
EX: Sweet, fui.
[I] is shorter in pronunciation.
EX: Si t, fi ll.Front Vowels