Eihwaz has the long “i” sound, but is not used in writing regularly.
Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)
The yew is a tree with rough bark,
hard and fast in the earth, supported by its roots,a guardian of flame and a joy upon an estate
Eihwaz, the yew tree, Yggdrasil in the underworld, but also the tree that connects, for all things enter in the realms below, but also the rune of defense, in the sense that “the best defense is a good offense.” Sometimes, to enter the realms below and walk the road ot Hel, and yet still live, you need to turn your perspective around. Sometimes to make those connections, things need to be seen from a different angle that it outside your usual tunnel vision.