IPA phoneme /aɪ/

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In Received Pronunciation, the IPA phonetic symbol /aɪ/ corresponds to the vowel sound in words like "price", "fly" and "time".

Common words

Some common words which practice the pronunciation of /aɪ/ include the following:

  • with "i": bike - die - file - I - ice - lie - like - line - mine - nice - pie - pine - pint - price - quite - size - smile - tie - time - white - wine - write;
  • with "ig": align - assign - sign;
  • with "igh": bright - fight - fright - height - high - light - night - right - sigh - sight - slight - thigh - tight;
  • with the letter "y": cry - dry - dye - eye - fly - fry - my - rye - shy - sky - sty - style - try - type - why;
  • others: buy - guy; eye
  • homophones: aisle/I'll/isle - bite/byte - cite/site/sight - die/dye - high/hi - I/eye - knight/night - right/write - sighs/size - time/thyme - whine/wine - why/Y.

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 sections aims to point out some of the most typical difficulties teachers and students may encounter regarding pronunciation.

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