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The /a/ Sound

TongueThe tip of the tongue moves at the bottom of the mouth near the center.
JawThe jaw drops opening the mouth.
Vocal ChordsThe vocal cords vibrate.

Examples of words with the /a/ sound


diet
/ˈdaɪət/
/ˈdaɪ-ət/
Pronounced by Kendra

arriving
/əˈraɪvɪŋ/
/ər-ˈaɪ-vɪŋ/
Pronounced by Joanna

heineken
/ˈhaɪnəkən/
/ˈhaɪ--kən/
Pronounced by Joanna

variety
/vəˈraɪəti/
Pronounced by Joanna

shein
/ˈʃaɪn/
Pronounced by Joey

hawkeye
/ˈhɔkˌaɪ/
/ˈhɔk-ˌaɪ/
Pronounced by Joanna

day-by-day
/ˈdeɪbaɪˌdeɪ/
/ˈdeɪ-baɪ-ˌdeɪ/
Pronounced by Joey

violent
/ˈvaɪələnt/ˈvaɪlənt
Pronounced by Joey

allows
/əˈlaʊz/
/əl-ˈaʊz/
Pronounced by Ivy

popeye
/ˈpɑˌpaɪ/
Pronounced by Ivy