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
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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