a, e, i, o, u

a, e, i, o, u: five letters, 14 sounds

short a, as in mat
long a, as in ape
third sound of a (broad a), as in father

short e, as in egg
long e, as in me

short i, as in if
long i, as in Idaho
long e, as in boutique

When teaching the letter i to your child, teach the three most common sounds in the order given here.
The letter y is sometimes used as an alternate spelling of the sounds represented by i: myth, my, happy

short o, as in hot
long o, as in Oprah
third sound of o, as in boot

short u, as in but
long u, as in uke
third sound of u, as in put

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