What Are Vowels?
The letters A, E, I, O, and U are the called vowels. The other letters in the alphabet are called consonants.
A vowel is classified as a speech sound produced by a comparatively open configuration of the vocal tract, with vibration of the vocal cords but without audible friction.
A vowel sound (but not necessarily a vowel in the actual spelling) will be present in a syllable.
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What Are Consonants? (with Examples)
All the letters in the alphabet apart from A, E, I, O, and U (called vowels) are known as consonants.
A consonant is a letter of the alphabet which represents a basic speech sound produced by obstructing the breath in the vocal tract. For example:
· T is pronounced using the tongue (front part)
· K is pronounced using the tongue (back part)
· B is pronounced with the lips
· H is pronounced in the throat
· F is pronounced by forcing air through a narrow gap
· M is pronounced using the nasal passage
A consonant can be combined with a vowel to form a syllable.