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In [[Received Pronunciation]], the [[IPA]] [[phonetic symbol]] '''/æ/''' corresponds to the [[vowel]] sound in words like "trap", "hat" and "brand".
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The [[IPA]] [[phonetic symbol]] '''[æ]''' corresponds to the [[vowel]] sound in words like "trap", "hat" and "brand", as pronounced by an American. The same words have the sound [a] in [[Received Pronunciation]], and that is the controversial notation used by the ''Concise Oxford Dictionary''.<ref>[http://www.yek.me.uk/ipadicts.html IPA vowel symbols for British English in dictionaries], section 6. /a/ versus /ӕ/</ref>
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In Teflpedia a [[broad notation]] is used. This means that the difference between American [æ] and British [a] is not important, and both pronunciations are rendered as /æ/. Slashes are used for broad notation and brackets are used for [[narrow notation]].
  
 
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Revision as of 22:49, 28 October 2013

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The IPA phonetic symbol [æ] corresponds to the vowel sound in words like "trap", "hat" and "brand", as pronounced by an American. The same words have the sound [a] in Received Pronunciation, and that is the controversial notation used by the Concise Oxford Dictionary.[1]

In Teflpedia a broad notation is used. This means that the difference between American [æ] and British [a] is not important, and both pronunciations are rendered as /æ/. Slashes are used for broad notation and brackets are used for narrow notation.

Common words

Some common words which practice the pronunciation of /æ/ include the following:

  • act - add - and - ankle - band - bad - bat - can - hand - land - man - sad - stand;
  • homophones: band/banned.

Anticipated pronunciation difficulties depending on L1

Preconceived ideas and other interferences from L1 obviously interfere in many cases with how students perceive - and pronounce - sounds/words in English. The following sections aims to point out some of the most typical difficulties teachers and students may encounter regarding pronunciation.

Spanish

See also

References

External links