(b) The sound of the letter e seems to have varied more than was the case with other vowels.
That is, a similarity of the final vowel or last two vowels.
The vowels then formed a line, and their combinations with the consonants were given in a tabular form.
After that he could alter the vowels and consonants to suit his vocal convenience.
Let the Scholar be obliged to pronounce the vowels distinctly, that they may be heard for such as they are.
The sound of ia is made up of the sounds of both the vowels.
Most of the vowels in English are capable of being prolonged at pleasure, without varying the position of the organs.
The sound of ua is made up of the sounds of both the vowels.
Which is worse even than the Hindustani alphabet with no vowels and four z's—so unnecessary, isn't it, as my Aunts would say.
The vowels also should be formed in the throat and not in the mouth or nose.
c.1300, from Old French vouel, from Latin vocalis, in littera vocalis, literally "vocal letter," from vox (genitive vocis) "voice" (see voice (n.)). Vowel shift in reference to the pronunciation change between Middle and Modern English is attested from 1909. The Hawaiian word hooiaioia, meaning "certified," has the most consecutive vowels of any word in current human speech; the English record-holder is queueing.
Letters of the alphabet that generally stand for sounds made with an open or partially open mouth: A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y (as in style). (Compare consonants.)