AD (728x90)

Monday, 19 November 2012

PHONETICS: /ɑ:/

Share it Please
In British English, the phonetic symbol /ɑ:/ corresponds to the vowel sound in words like "art" and "ask". It is called a long vowel. 



Some common words which practice the pronunciation of /ɑ:/ include the following:
  • with "a": after - ask - bath - half - staff - task;
  • with "ar": are - aren't - arm - art - bar - car - dark - farm - hard - harm - part - smart - star - start;
  • others: aunt; heart; laugh;
  • homophones: aren't/aunt

Many Spanish speakers have difficulty remembering that /ɑ:/ is pronounced the same whether there is an "r" after the "a" or not.

Written by

We are Creative Blogger Theme Wavers which provides user friendly, effective and easy to use themes. Each support has free and providing HD support screen casting.

0 comments:

Post a Comment

© 2013 NATIVE ENGLISH SPAIN. All rights resevered. Designed by GauravVish | Templateism