IPA phoneme /æ/

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In Received Pronunciation, the IPA phonetic symbol /æ/ corresponds to the vowel sound in words like "trap", "hat" and "brand".

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.


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