How many vowels are there in English?
5 written and 19 vowel sounds
It is widely known the fact that vowel sounds represent a considerable challenge to non-native speakers. Keep in mind that spoken English has an unusually high number of vowel sounds. Everyone knows that there are 5 written vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and, in the end, the result is represented by 19 vowel sounds. Some of the basic vowel sounds are represented by long A â€“ day, long E – we, seed, long I – lie, fine, sigh, long O – bowl, comb, low, sew , long U (oo or yoo) – cool, moon, suit / cute, fuel, unit.