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The /ɪə (ɪr)/ Sound: English Pronunciation Practice Made Easy english vowels english ɪə (ɪr) sound

What is the /ɪr/ Sound?

First, let's look at a few examples of words with the English /ɪr/ sound:

  • ear
  • earring
  • weird
  • theory
  • near
  • dear

According to Sounds American, the /ɪr/ sound is made by doing the following:

"To pronounce the /ɪr/ sound correctly, blend the /ɪ/ and /r/ sounds together.


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