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Long sound /ᴣ:/

as in: bird, heard turn, etc.

This is a long vowel sound.  It occurs when the consonant /r/ follows the vowel /i/ or /e/ and the /r/ is followed by another consonant.

 

Common spelling symbols of  /ᴣ:/

er – verb, serve, term

ir – girl, bird, stir

our – journey, scourge, adjourn

ear – heard, learn, early

or – work, worm, worst

ur – burn, turn, nurse

 

EVALUATION

Sentences for practicing  sound /ᴣ:/

The bird stirred, deserted their perches, circled down on earth beneath the fir tree and waited for the first worm to stir up through the earth.

 

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