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"head" sounds:
  • head
  • shepherd
  • leg
  • met 
"hate" sounds:
  • hate
  • shape
  • lake
  • mate 

We make the sound in "head" with our mouth open wider than for /i/ or /I/ and our tongues not as close to the top of our mouths.

The sound in "hate" is actually a dipthong, which means it is a combination of the sounds /e/ and /I/. You can feel your tongue moving closer to the roof of your mouth when you say it.


The sounds of head and hate.

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