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Sounds of Y

Read the words and mark the difference in pronunciation. 

  • Boy 
  • Cry 
  • Shy 
  • Yummy 
  • Yatch 

When “Y” is present at the end of a word with one syllable, it makes long “I” sound. 

Examples: Fly, Dry, Sky 

  • Fly
fly
  • Dry
dry
  • Sky
sky

When “Y” comes at the end of a word with more than two syllables, it makes long “e” sound. 

Examples: Baby, Puppy, Pony, Happy, Candy, Sorry, City, etc. 

  • Baby
Baby
  • Puppy
Puppy
  • Pony
Pony
  • Happy
Happy
  • Candy
Candy
  • Sorry
Sorry
  • City
City

When “Y” is at the start or middle of a word, it makes a short “Y” sound. 

Examples: Yes, Yellow, Yogurt, Young, Crayon etc. 

  • Yes
Yes
  • Yellow
Yellow
  • Yogart
Yogart
  • Young
Young
  • Crayon
Crayon

Let us read the “Y” long and short sound words. 

Once upon a time, there was a shy boy , who would cry every time he went to school. One day his mom took him to a place where he saw clear blue sky and a bird fly, . Then his mom took him to the city, bought him a candy , a puppy , and a pony ride . The boy said sorry and felt very happy . 

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