ĭ / ɪ – igloo

  • Name: ‘short i’. Voiced. This sound is made with your vocal cords.
  • Start by parting your lips and teeth slightly.
  • The corners of your lips will pull back slightly.
  • The tip of your tongue touches your bottom front teeth.
  • Note: as your mouth moves from /ă/ to /ĕ/ to /ĭ/ notice how your jaw closes and your mouth relaxes.
  • See photos showing the differences between the /ă/, /ĕ/, /ĭ/, /ŏ/, and /ŭ/ sounds.