This is a “short” or “checked” vowel sound, so is always followed by a consonant.

i as in it

y as in gym

a…e as in village

e as in pretty

ia as in marriage

ie as in sieve

ee as in breeches

u as in busy

o as in women

ea as in bream

ei as in chow mein

ey as in Anne Boleyn

8 responses to “i”

  1. Zara says:

    you need ui and more for u too

    • alison says:

      I can’t think of any words with the sound /I/ as in “pin” that have it spelt “ui”, are you talking about build and built? I classify them as “bu” because of buy and buoy, just because that way I have one category for three odd words instead of three new categories. I can’t think what other words have this sound spelt with the letter “u” apart from busy and its derivatives, but if you know some, please tell me about them. All the best, Alison

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