oi / oi – boy

  • Voiced. This sound is made with your vocal cords.
  • To make this sound, we need to combine two other sounds: the first is a shortened version of the ‘long o’ /ō/ sound and the second is a shortened version of the ‘long e’ /ē/ sound.
  • Start by rounding your lips to make the ‘long o’ /ō/ sound.
  • From here, you do not want to make the /w/ sound that exists at the end of the ‘long o’ /ō/ sound. Instead, you want to pull back the corners of your mouth into a smile to make the ‘long e’ /ē/ sound.