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/æ/

Pronunciation

Beg – Low Int
K–12

In this lesson, students learn to reproduce the /æ/ sound (as in "cat"). They practice writing and producing this short vowel sound through various tasks and compare /æ/ and /ɑ/ (e.g., cat/caught). Includes a pronunciation diagram and audio.

Note that we use the International Phonetic Alphabet to represent sounds on our site. This lesson is based on the typical North American pronunciation of /æ/ (also known as "short A"). Pronunciation of this sound may differ by country and/or region.

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A spinning paper plane
A spinning paper plane