I’ve written about Schwa before, but I’m seeing a lot of questions around this topic so I want to take a deeper dive into the topic of Schwa.
What is a Schwa?
Schwa is a term used when a vowel takes on (or gets “swallowed up” by) the “uh” (?) sound. Any vowel can do this...
Facts About Vowels
All single vowels have more than one sound: they all make a long sound, a short sound and a schwa sound. For example: baby = “?,” apple = “?,” bandage = “?”
Short vowels are indicated with a breve – ?
60% of English words have short vowel sounds
A vowel followed by a consonant...
When teaching short vowels… if you are from the south, you may not want to teach “i” and “e” together. Southerners tend to say things like, “Go git (get) your brother.”
If you are from the north, you may not want to teach “a” and “o” together. Northerners tend to say things like, “Get a...