I wanna teach you all there is about the multigraph 'ei'. You may have come across it before. It's a fairly common multigraph, you know.

English Multigraph "ei"

'ei' as a digraph has some sounds that we are going to talk about here.

Digraphs are a set of two letters that stand together and produce a new sound.

Digraph ei
Name ei (pronounced /ˈiː aɪ/)
Sound(s) /eɪ/, /i:/

The Digraph 'ei'

Sound 1: /eɪ/

'ei' always comes in the middle of words and it sounds /eɪ/:

veil /veɪl/

rein /reɪn/

reign /reɪn/

Sound 2: /i:/

'ei' can also sound /i:/ in the middle of words:

ceiling /ˈsiːlɪŋ/

protein /ˈprəʊtiːn/

receipt /rɪˈsiːt/

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