Hi, Sometimes I get confused when I try to figure if a word is a long vowel or short vowel word. I know the general rules to decide if a the vowel in a word is long or short. (http://www.ehow.com/list_5906769_rules-short-vowel-sounds.html) However, I wish to check if what I figured is correct. For example, the word 'broth'. According to the above rules it is a short vowel word. But I have no way of confirming that fact. I looked up the word in the dictionary but it doesn't say if the word is a long or short vowel. Is there anything else I can do to confirm my answer? Thanks, MG.