8 ways to pronounce the letter A
All the letters in English do not correspond one-on-one with the sounds of English. Each letter can represent various sounds. This mismatch between the letters and the sound can create a lot of confusion to pronounce a word correctly in English.
To know exactly how a word is pronounced, you should consider the International Phonetic Alphabet transcription of the word.
Learn about the IPA in detail.
Today we’re going to look at the letter A and all the different sounds it can represent. It’s a vowel letter so all the sounds we get from the letter A are vowel sounds. Remember, all vowels are made through the mouth and are voiced so you vibrate your vocal chords to make the sound.
Various Sounds by the letter A
We get this sound in the words
It is similar to the /æ/ sound, but the two little dots mean that it is a longer sound.
These were the 8 ways to pronounce the letter ‘A’ with sounds and symbols.