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Pronounce /e:/ or /a:/ #1 (permalink) Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:53 am   Pronounce /e:/ or /a:/
 

Hi all,

The American person always pronounce /e/ (long /e/) as /a:/.
Is that right for all cases?Is there a rule?

Ex: shrank, stamp, latter,
financial, maths, camera, magazine, understand, language, manner...

Can all long /e/ in the above cases be pronounced as /a:/?

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Pronounce /e:/ or /a:/ #2 (permalink) Fri Aug 04, 2006 14:56 pm   Pronounce /e:/ or /a:/
 

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We need to discuss phonetics. I see no 'long e's'-- all I see are /ae/. None of those words would be pronounced with /a:/ in any major regional AmE dialect I can think of.
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Pronounce /e:/ or /a:/ #3 (permalink) Fri Aug 04, 2006 15:05 pm   Pronounce /e:/ or /a:/
 

Dear Sir,

Yes, What I'd like to say is /ae/ (I can't find this symbol in my computer).

Ex: Man /maen/ is pronounced /ma:n/ by American people.

So, for you, none of those words can be pronounced /a:/?

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Pronounce /e:/ or /a:/ #4 (permalink) Fri Aug 04, 2006 15:10 pm   Pronounce /e:/ or /a:/
 

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They certainly can be, but it makes them sound pseudo-upper-class British, as untravelled Americans conceive it.
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