Decoding exercises: "yr"
The letter combination "yr" has several different pronunciations, mainly /ɜːr/ and /ɪr/. This article sets out some words teachers can use to help their students become more aware of the differences.
- /ɜː/: myrtle - myrrh
- /ɪ/: lyrics - myriad - pyramid - syringe - Syria - syrup - tyranny
- /ə/: martyr
- /aɪ/: gyrate - thyroid - tyrant
- Sequence /aɪə/: lyre - BrE
Two different syllables[edit | edit source]
- /iː/: copyright