The Letter I (The English Alphabet)
The letter I is the ninth letter in The English Alphabet. It is also the third Vowel in The English Alphabet.
As with every letter in The English Alphabet, The Letter I has two versions in the written form.
These two versions are called: The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case.
The Upper-Case I looks like this:
The Lower-Case I looks like this:
Notice that the only difference between The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case I is the size, and that The Lower-Case I has a dot on top. You will find that this is the same for quite a few letters in The Alphabet.
PronunciationAs you learn The Common Tongue of the English language, you will see that The letter I can be pronounced many different ways.
The two primary ways to pronounce The letter I are called, the Short Pronunciation and the Long Pronunciation.
The Short I
The Long I
As you can see from the list above, whenever The letter I is pronounced with the Long pronunciation, it is usually combined with The Letter E (usually at the end of the word.)
(Notice! – The picture above shows a boy holding “Ice Cream”. Even though that does start with The Letter I, it not a good example for the pronunciation of The Long I as it is actually pronounced like The -igh combination.)
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