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Short /i/ spelled y: Set 1

Most of the time the letter i is used to spell the short /i/ sound.

In these examples, the short /i/ sound is spelt with the letter y. This is because these words are of Greek origin.

gym
Get fit by working out at the gym.
hymn
Everyone joined in the hymn singing.
myth
A myth is a story that may be untrue.
crypt
The space underneath a church is a crypt.
calypso
We sang and danced to calypso music.
crystal
Diamonds are a type of crystal.
cygnet
A cygnet is a young swan.
gypsy
Gypsy is my cat's name.
lyric
The song has difficult lyrics.
mystery
I love a mystery story !
oxygen
The earth's atmosphere is one-fifth oxygen.
physics
Physics is the study of matter and movement.
symbol
This symbol means 'add' : +.
symptom
Sneezing is a symptom of hay fever.
syrup
Who likes syrup on their cornflakes?
system
Windows 8 is a computer system.
typical
Mini skirts were typical 60s fashion.

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Short /e/ spelled ea: Set 2
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