Decoding exercises: "irr"
The letter I in the sequence "irr" normally sounds /ɪ/ in Received Pronunciation (as in mirror), and in derived words it sounds /ɜː/ (as in stirring).
Less common words
- As /ɪ/: cirrus, irradiate, irrational, irrefutable, irregular, irrelevant, irresistible, irreverent, irrigate, irritate, irrupt
- As /ɜ/: stirred, stirring
- As /ə/: cirrhosis