Unit 4.1


Letter: y

Sounds and letter

The letter y can be pronounced differently in the English language.

The letter Y can be pronounced as:

UppercaseLowercasePhonetics
Yy/i/
Yy/j/
Yy/ai/
  1. As /i/:
    • gym, lyrics, pyjamas;
  2. As /j/:
    • yellow, yes, young;
  3. As /ai/:
    • cycle, psychology, type.

The letter y can be pronounced in different ways depending on every word and its place in a word. There is no definite rule to distinguish the different pronunciations.

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