Let’s look at the sound the vowel e makes in Gaelic. The short e has three distinct sounds, which we shall cover here. There is also a long form of the vowel with a grave: è, which has two distinct sounds. Listen to the examples, don't worry too much about understanding the phrases: just listen to the sounds.
Let's listen to the short sounds, on their own and within some Gaelic words:
Now let’s look at the long è, again represented by the grave accent ( ` ). There are two distinct long è sounds:
This is very good!
E on its own takes on a long sound:
He / it is