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Phonics "ir" as in "fire"


Phonics "ir" as in "fire"
I have a question.  What do you call the situation when the "ir" has 2 syllables like in fire, tire, wire, etc.  Why do they not follow the long e formation?
Thanks very much.
Good-bye Spam,

23 Jan 2018      

Antonio Oliver

Hi Esther,
I may be wrong but at least "fire" features in most tripthong lists? I mean, those words you mention seem to be 1- not 2-syllable.

23 Jan 2018     


Yes, that īs it!  Thanks Antonio!

23 Jan 2018