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In [[Received Pronunciation]], the [[IPA]] [[phonetic symbol]] '''/i/''' corresponds to the [[vowel]] sound in words like "sit" and "English". It is one of the two vowel sounds we use in English for unstressed syllables, the other one being [[IPA phonetic symbol (vowel) /ə/|'''/ə/''']].<ref>[http://books.google.es/books?id=ALJKvQWP8FAC&pg=PA69&dq=schwa&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ahVzUfTKMY2ShQeOlIHQDg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=schwa&f=false Giegerich, Heinz J. (1992) ''English Phonology: An Introduction'', p. 69. Cambridge University Press] At Google Books</ref>
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In [[Received Pronunciation]], the [[IPA]] [[phonetic symbol]] '''/ɪ/''' (sometimes written /i/ when no confusion arises) corresponds to the [[vowel]] sound in words like "sit" and "English". It is one of the two vowel sounds we use in English for unstressed syllables, the other one being [[IPA phonetic symbol (vowel) /ə/|'''/ə/''']].<ref>[http://books.google.es/books?id=ALJKvQWP8FAC&pg=PA69&dq=schwa&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ahVzUfTKMY2ShQeOlIHQDg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=schwa&f=false Giegerich, Heinz J. (1992) ''English Phonology: An Introduction'', p. 69. Cambridge University Press] At Google Books</ref>
  
 
==Common words==
 
==Common words==
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===Spanish===
 
===Spanish===
While '''/i/''' is similar to the Spanish letter "'''i'''", it is actually slightly shorter, and some Spanish speakers may have difficulty distinguishing between the vowel sound in "sin" and that of '''[[IPA phonetic symbol (vowel) /i:/|/i:/]]''', as in "seen", which is longer than the Spanish "'''i'''".
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While '''/ɪ/''' is similar to the Spanish letter "'''i'''", it is actually slightly shorter, and some Spanish speakers may have difficulty distinguishing between the vowel sound in "sin" and that of '''[[IPA phonetic symbol (vowel) /i:/|/i:/]]''', as in "seen", which is longer than the Spanish "'''i'''".
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 20:22, 28 October 2013

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In Received Pronunciation, the IPA phonetic symbol /ɪ/ (sometimes written /i/ when no confusion arises) corresponds to the vowel sound in words like "sit" and "English". It is one of the two vowel sounds we use in English for unstressed syllables, the other one being /ə/.[1]

Common words

Some common words which practice this pronunciation include the following:

  • with "i": bit - chips - fish - fit - hip - hit - kill - kiss - link - lip - sing - sit - thick - thin - thing - think - this - win - with;
  • with "e": England - English;
  • with "qu": liquid – quick;
  • with "'-age": average - mortgage - package - percentage - village;
  • with "ui": biscuit - circuit;
  • others (repeated in same word): begin - biscuit - busy - city - English - finish - gimmick - limit - minute - physics - rigid - silly - timid - visit - women;
  • others: lettuce;
Note
Some dissyllables finishing in -ing will also repeat this syllable: living - singing, etc.

Anticipated pronunciation difficulties depending on L1

Preconceived ideas and other interferences from L1 obviously interfere in many cases with how students perceive - and pronounce - sounds/words in English. The following section aims to point out some of the most typical difficulties teachers and students may encounter regarding pronunciation.

Spanish

While /ɪ/ is similar to the Spanish letter "i", it is actually slightly shorter, and some Spanish speakers may have difficulty distinguishing between the vowel sound in "sin" and that of /i:/, as in "seen", which is longer than the Spanish "i".

See also

References

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