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  • 017 AY as in Say

    The next sound is AY as in “say” which is “E” as in “Glen” plus “I” as in “hit”. Some accents can substitute “I” as in “eye” for this sound - Eliza Doolittle, for example!

  • 018 I as in Eye Spy

    Again, take care when an “L” follows this sound or else “smile” can become “smy-ul”. Some accents can push EYE towards OY giving us “Oy spoy…”

  • 019 AIR as in Fair

    The next lip diphthong is

    19 AIR as in “fair”

    Which we make by combining “e” as in “Glen” with the neutral vowel “uh” as in “actor”. E-uh AIR.

    This sound is very frequently just cut clean in half. Instead of “The air there is fair.” We hear “The e the…”. Many students can find this sound very...