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I even got a very lovely children's song about it ~ “ When Two Vowels Go Walking, The First One Does The Talking ~” I learned that ---Vowel Digraph ---- If two vowels are beside each other in a word or syllable, the first vowel is usually long while the second vowel remains silent. Examples of vowel digraphs are:
ai-- maid, ee-- sweet, ea--bean, oa---- boat, ay-----tray. This rule does not
apply to diphthongs.
they say Vowel Digraph are ----- ea ai oa ay ee .
My confusion is :
If ue oe ie could also view as vowel digraph ?
As follows :
oe toe shoe
ue blue glue true clue
ie tie pie lie die
I appreciate your help very much~
This one doesn't work. Toe and shoe have different vowel sounds.
The other examples fit the first long vowel idea.
isnt the o of toe sounds like the o of ohio or tokyo ?
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