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Is one a short o word or a long o word?

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Deborah Edwards on January 23, 2020

Words like "one" demonstrate the absurdity of the use of the terms "long" and "short" to describe the English vowels. The vowel in "one" is not an or; it is a schwa, pronounced more or less "uh". Because it ends in a voiced consonant, "one" is a long syllable. long or


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