a,e,i,o,u and y are the English vowels, although Y can also behave as a consonant when it is at the beginning of a word.
Lets say them together. a,e,i,o,u and y
A vowel is a sound where air coming from the lungs is not blocked by the mouth or throat. All normal English words contain at least one vowel. Vowels have two sounds: A short sound and a long sound. Short vowels: a,e,i,o,u are the short vowels
Lets say them together. a,e,i,o,u
When there is a single vowel in a short word or syllable, the vowel usually makes a short sound. These short vowels usually appear at the beginning of the word or between two consonants. like...
Ant. Short a appears at the beginning of the word.
Cat. Here short a appears in between two consonants that is C and T
short a "a" as in cat "a"
short e "e" as in pen "e"
short i "i" as in fin "i"
short o "o" as in frog "o"
short u "u" as in cub "u"