Please can someone help me with this question for my Celta pre course task.I need to find three words that include the vowel sound a as in water,A and a in America, and ere as in here. For here I came up with hear, cheer and pier and for water I thought of core, your and war but I am unsure of these.I am really stuck though for the options for the "a" sounds in America. Please help.
29 September, 2007 at 17:27
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Reply To: pronounciation
It depends a bit on your accent ! For me – I’m from the south of England – the a vowel in water rhymes with wall, ball, hall, tall, taught, fought, bought, caught, etc.
Both a vowels in America are the schwa sound – can’t use phonemic script here but it’s pronounced "er" as in teacher.
It occurs often in unstressed syllables . For instance it’s the last sound in banana, occurs twice in murderand again twice (potentially) in calender, or (again potentially) in cassette.