ĕ / ɛ – egg

  • Name: ‘short e’. Voiced. This sound is made with your vocal cords.
  • Start by opening your mouth a little.
  • The tip of your tongue rests against the back of your bottom front teeth.
  • The middle part of your tongue is slightly raised.
  • The rest of your mouth is relaxed.
  • See photos showing the differences between the /ă/, /ĕ/, /ĭ/, /ŏ/, and /ŭ/ sounds.