Let's continue with this final lesson regarding "closed syllables" with short vowel sounds.
In this lesson we see how the letter 'r' affects the pronunciation of vowels. The pronunciation of syllables with the letter 'r' will be as such: 'ar' as in 'car,' 'er' as in 'her,' 'ir' as in 'bird,' 'or' as in 'for-give,' and 'ur' as in 'church.' Notice that 'er,' 'ir,' and 'ur' all have the same pronunciation. The syllables without 'r' will be pronounced with a normal short vowel sound. Please read down each column out loud.
You're doing great. There are only a few more lessons going over syllables, and then we'll be ready to move on to the next stage. Keep pressing on!