Just to give you the introduction how it came to my mind........i used to teach my younger bro some english words way back when he was about 4 or 5 years old n i was about 7 or 8 years old........what i found that he used to pronounce E in every word even if the word ends with 'E' for example if it was the word LATE he used to pronounce it as LATEE , KITE to KITEE etc.. then i had this question that y dont we pronounce E at the end or what effect does it have when a word has E at the end. I am not sure if this is a rule or something but this was my observation: Just considering the 3 letter words having 1 vowel in the middle, the vowel in the middle will be pronounced in the same way as it is pronounced being itself ....... like if it is LATE you are pronouncing it as A and not AA...... or to be more precise look at the difference here in pronounciation FAT and FATE .........in FAT you pronounce A very differently the way u do it in FATE.....similarly i tried to find more words with similar sound like.... HAT and HATE CAN and CANE MOD and MODE SAN (san francisco) and SANE etc... now there is no such word like DAT or LAT .......but if u jus try to pronounce them you would pronounce them in the same way as HAT, SPAT, RAT etc.... now when i say we pronounce middle vowel as it is when the letter E is there it applies to other vowels too.... lets take 'I' for instance KIT and KITE BIT and BITE LIT and LITE etc ( there are many words which i came across but cant think of them at this very moment) and for 'U' NUT and NUDE CUT and CUTE SLUT and SALUTE and FLUTE ( im using words with more letters now as they are following the same observation im having) but there is a 'slight' exception............RUDE ....sounds like ROOD...... a little different than CUTE.........i hope u get what i mean and PUT, U in PUT sounds completely different as in NUT CUT n SLUT (remember the same old crap? 'when C-U-T is CUT then y it is not P-U-T PUT'??) now for 'O' (irrespective of the first letter and the last letter which are not vowels) GOD, FROG, DON, TOM, HOT etc HOLE, FONE/PHONE, CLONE etc and there is another exception DON and DONE We dont pronounce O in DONE as we do in HOLE or CLONE, rather we pronounce it the way we pronounce U in CUT ........ its just my observation i've not tried the other words which have more vowels.......what im asking is that do you guys know any rule or sort in english language? or its jus mere observation that everyone has come across? and do you think we can conclude that E makes the other vowel sound exactly like the way it is pronounced individually? with few exceptions? I'd like to have ppl contributing with this :think: sort of attitude and not this :insane: sort of attitude... Cheers!