Activity › Discussion › Grammar & Vocabulary › What do we understand by vowels? › Reply To: What do we understand by vowels?
IshitaMemberSeptember 16, 2021 at 5:30 pm::
There are twenty six letters in the English alphabet, five of them are vowels and twenty one of them are consonants. The five vowels are A, E, I, O, U. Vowels are a syllabic speech which is pronounced without any control over a vocal tract. We can breathe freely while pronouncing any vowels. The word vowel came from a Latin word “vocalis” , in English which means vocal. In English a, e, i, o, u, represent both vowel sounds and written symbols. But in the Latin writing system sometimes A, E, I, O, U, Y, W can be called vowels. Not every letter of an alphabet represents vowels. Specifically Y and W are also used to state approximate consonants. In English pronunciation the five letters A E I O and U can represent a variety of vowel sounds, while the letter Y frequently represents vowels, like gym, happy, thyme and many more, on the other hand W is use to represent gliding vowels, and some pure vowel at the same time. Vowels have a huge importance in language . The work of vowels to distinguish one word from another varies from language to language. All languages have at least three phonemic vowels, usually I, A U. The number of vowels depends on how they are counted. One of the most common vowels is A. In English vowels are most important thing to study we can not learn English without it