Ay

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day /deɪ/

The sequence "ay" very reliably represents the diphthong /eɪ/.

/eɪ/[edit | edit source]

  • always, away, day, delay, essay, display, grayAmE, lay, Malaysia, may, maybe, Norway, okay, pay, pray, play, Raymond, say, stay, today, tray, way

/eɪ/, /iː/ or /ɪ/[edit | edit source]

Days of the week. See IPA phoneme /eɪ/ § Unstressed /eɪ/, /iː/ or /ɪ/

Spelling anomalies[edit | edit source]

  • As /aɪ/: kayak /ˈkaɪæk/ - Paraguay /ˈpærəɡwaɪ/ - Uruguay /ˈjʊərəɡwaɪ/
  • layer: /ˈleɪər, leərBrE/
  • mayor: /meər,BrE ˈmeɪərAmE/
  • prayer: /preər/
  • quay: /kiː/
  • says: /sez/

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