Alphabets Sounds in English Phonics
Once you learn Alphabet sounds it becomes easier for you to understand how and why some grammar rules apply to different sounds.
Alphabet sounds contribute to the pronunciation of the word. Together with vowels they make syllables so that the letter can make a proper sound. By itself a consonant only represents a sound. For example -b-. B only represents the sound B, but for it to become a syllable it needs a vowel. Add a vowel AEIOU for B to make an alphabet sound. So BA, BE, BI, BO and BU. Similarly with other consonants the vowels join together and make syllables. These syllables are joined to make words. Remember words are not just sounds but sounds that make sense. So BA+T becomes bat which is a word in English language. BE+R becomes ber, but there is no such word in English.