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Unit 21: Suffix -ity with Vowel Alternation Schwa to Short

Adding Suffix -ity to Base Words Ending in -al or -ile

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When -ity is added to a base word ending in -al or -ile:
• schwa changes to a short vowel sound
• word changes from an adjective to a noun
• accented syllable changes

Adjective,                                                     Noun,
Schwa Sound                             Short Vowel Sound

per/son/al + ity         =        per/son/al/i/ty
men/tal + ity               =        men/tal/i/ty
hos/tile – e + ity         =        hos/til/i/ty
mo/bile – e + ity         =        mo/bil/i/ty
Anita Smith,
Apr 3, 2013, 9:40 AM
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Apr 3, 2013, 8:55 AM