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kenny

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Which is your favorite vowel, and why?
A E I O U, and sometimes Y.


My favorite is E.
It just seems the most friendly.
Maybe that's because when you say E, you smile.
 

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Hmmmm, my favorite vowel? LOl.
Can't say one jumps out more than the others.
Where do you come up with this stuff? Too funny, Kenny :lol:
 

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As a linguist, I have to be pedantic and chime in. A E I O U are letters which represent vowel sounds, but English has many more vowels than the five stated. My personal favourite is the one in the name "Bud"; I always have a hard time teaching my students how to pronounce it. As for the letters, I prefer E too.
 

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I don't like vowels lol
 

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A is my favorite. I used to be a perfectionist when I was a student and A was the only acceptable grade IMO. I have since loosened up quite a bit but A is still my favorite vowel. :cheeky:
 

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I know we need them but I'm not fond of any of them :shock: . Reason being that all the other letters have 1 sound but
when it comes to vowels that have 2 sounds (according to my humble understanding of phonics). I am on my 3rd child
trying to teach them to try a short vowel and if that doesnt sound right then try the long one...blah, blah, blah

Why couldnt they just make up another set of 5 new letters to cover the short/long versions then it would always be obvious
which sound a child should make. Learning how to read/write seems like it would have been so much more simpler. :loopy:
 

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mrs jam|1317569670|3031187 said:
The O, of course! I get very cranky without it.
Hahaha.
 

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Karl_K|1317560840|3031107 said:
I don't like vowels lol
It is fun to try to pronounce a sentence leaving out the vowels.
Try it.
 

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tyty333|1317572018|3031218 said:
I know we need them but I'm not fond of any of them :shock: . Reason being that all the other letters have 1 sound but
when it comes to vowels that have 2 sounds (according to my humble understanding of phonics). I am on my 3rd child
trying to teach them to try a short vowel and if that doesnt sound right then try the long one...blah, blah, blah

Why couldnt they just make up another set of 5 new letters to cover the short/long versions then it would always be obvious
which sound a child should make. Learning how to read/write seems like it would have been so much more simpler. :loopy:
Yes, that's' one reason English is frustrating to learn.
I remember my Spanish teacher pointing this out when he said, "You'll be happy to learn, in Spanish there is only one sound per vowel."
 

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"y" - it's just so versatile. =)

(Plus, on Wheel of Fortune it's like a free vowel! - did I just "out" myself? :tongue: )
 

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kenny|1317572940|3031231 said:
Karl_K|1317560840|3031107 said:
I don't like vowels lol
It is fun to try to pronounce a sentence leaving out the vowels.
Try it.
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