Telugu/Alphabet and Pronunciation/ఎ ఏ ఐ - ఒ ఓ ఔ

ఎ, ఏ, ఐ, ఒ, ఓ, ఔ

The letters above are called e, ay, ai, o, oo au.

  • 'e' (ఎ) makes the short /e/ sound, as in everest or may, similar to the Spanish vowel 'E'.
  • 'ay' (ఏ) makes the long /eː/ sound, as in ancient or angel, similar to the Spanish vowel 'É' (with the diacritic).
  • 'ai' (ఐ) makes the /ai/ sound, as in bright or might.
  • 'o' (ఒ) makes the short /o/ sound, similar to the Spanish vowel 'O'.
  • 'oo' (ఓ) makes the long /oː/ sound, as in moat and hole, similar to the Spanish vowel 'Ó' (with the diacritic).
  • 'au' (ఔ) makes the /au/ sound, as in vouch or bowl.

ExercisesEdit

Read out the following combinations of the letters as practice.

  1. ఇఏఆఓ
  2. ఓఔఎఆ
  3. ఊఐఈ
  4. ఒఔఓఎఏ
  5. ఇఈఅఓఐఏ

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