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The short /i/ sound is a vowel sound commonly heard in words like sit, bin, and gym It is produced by positioning the tongue close to the front of the mouth, while the lips remain neutral. The vocal cords vibrate briefly, creating a clear and concise sound. This sound is different from the long /i/ sound, as in tree, where the tongue is higher and the sound is extended.

In English, the short /i/ sound is often represented by the letter i. However, sometimes the letter y is used to spell the short /i/ sound instead. The y spelling is common in words of Greek origin.

These spelling activities will help you learn a range of words that spell short /i/ sound with the letter y.

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.

Learn more about these words in Unit 6. Short vowels e.g. e or ea? o or u?

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gym
hymn
myth
crypt
calypso
crystal
cygnet
gypsy
lyric
mystery
oxygen
physics
symbol
symptom
syrup
system
typical

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