The feature of vowel length explained

English vowels can be long or short. This video explains that they are two types of vowel length in English. It is important that you understand the feature of vowel length because you can use it to convey a particular meaning. Check it out!

Please note that the notion of voiced and voiceless consonants, which is referred to in the video, is explained in Week 3, step 3.1 ‘Introduction to week 3: consonants’. An overview of the voiced and voiceless consonants in English is also provided there.

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English Pronunciation in a Global World

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam