Sometimes /iy/ and /I/ can be confused.
To make the /iy/ sound, the tongue is raised in the mouth; tense the lips into a smile. This sound is long (it is held for a length of time). Watch the video for demonstration:
Common spellings for the /iy/ sound:
- The /iy/ sound occurs in the beginning, middle, and final position.
- meet, meat
- be, bee
Click the button to hear the sentences. Then, use your dictation feature on your device to record your voice and check your pronunciation.
1. Please believe me.