When Does Y Says “E”?

Here’s an interesting question that came up in reading class a few weeks ago:  When does Y say “E”?  Well it turns out that there is a basic rule you can teach your kids but remember that, with all American English rules, there are exceptions.

1.)Y says “E” if the word has 2 syllables….

Examples of this are:  party, happy, Emily and Frosty.



2.)If the Y is in the first syllable of a word but not the first letter.

Some examples of this are: