Decoding exercises: "irr"

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ɪ

mirror /mɪrər/

IPA vowels
æ ɑː
trap father - start
e
dress face square
ɪ ɪə
kit fleece near
ɒ əʊ ɔː
lot goat taught
ʊ ʊə
foot goose mature
juː jʊə
cute cure
ʌ ə ɜː
strut comma nurse
ɔɪ
price mouth choice

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).

In General American /ɪər/BrE often sounds /ɪr/AmE. See IPA phoneme /ɪə/.

Common words[edit]

  • As /ɪ/: mirror
  • As /ɪ/BrE /ɜː/:AmE squirrel

Less common words[edit]

  • As /ɪ/: cirrus, irradiate, irrational, irrefutable, irregular, irrelevant, irresistible, irreverent, irrigate, irritate, irrupt
  • As /ɜ/: stirred, stirring
  • As /ə/: cirrhosis

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