The 9 Sounds Of The Letter ‘A’ | 文字「A」の9つの音

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How many sounds does the letter ‘a’ make?
 
The Nine Sounds Of “A”
The letter “A” makes nine sounds, or, to be more accurate, it makes eight sounds, and then it can be silent. Most #phonetic #reading #programs teach only two or three sounds for “A”. Yet students will frequently come across all nine “A” sounds and need to know them if they are to read well. Before looking below, write down how many sounds you know. Sounds of letter ‘a’
Owing to the non-ideal phonemic orthography of English, the letter ‘a’ makes more than one sound. In fact, it makes five different sounds. Let us look at these nine sounds:
 
The nine sounds of “A”:
 
1. The short “a” as in at.
 
2. The long “a” as in ate.
 
3. It can be “silent” as in boat.
 
4. The short “u” as in tuna.
 
5. The short “e” as in many.
 
6. The short “o” as in water.
 
7. The “aw” sound as in ball.
 
8. The long “o” sound as in ward.
 
9. The short “i” as in garbage.
 
 
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