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VOWELS; a, ..ar in match, march     Free trial page: Listen below in 18 accents

T h u m b n a i l   i m a g e 

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Sound 1; short sound

Sound 2; long sound

match, can, stand, pack, Dan,

march, can’t, staff, park, dance,

lass, ant, lack, fathom, graphic

last, pass, aren’t, lark, father,

mash, paragraph, stack, plastic,

stark, car, marsh, graph, plaster,

manage, pal, pat, passion, chat,

art, part, partial, chart, cart

cat, hat, ant, Pam, cab,

heart, half, calm, palm, aunt,

sad, happy, thank, land,

laugh, draught, sergeant,

fantastic, plait

bazaar, bizarre

Spelling:

Spelling:

(a, ai)

(a, ar, ear, al, ear, au, er, aar, arre)


Compare sounds 1 & 2
hat-heart, match-march, ant-aren’t, can-can’t, cat-cart

  • •  You aren’t my aunt Anna

  • •  They laughed and chatted in Mattingly Park

  • •  Mac and Mark are having a party in March

  • •  Write half a paragraph under this graph

  • •  Thanks for parking my car, sergeant


The sounds in accents below marked * do not always correspond with the above picture and phonemic symbol. Click on accent names below for diagrams and more details.

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ACCENT OF ENGLISH ...        
  Sound 1...   Sound 2...   Compare... 
 Received Pronunciation 1        sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2       
 Received Pronunciation 2         sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2      
 American (General)              sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2       
 American (North East Coast)           sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2       
 Irish              sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2      
 Northern Irish               sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2       
 Scottish               sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2      
 London area               sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2       
 London Cockney               sound 1 *                sound 2                1 & 2        
 Australian               sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2       
 New Zealand               sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2       
 South Africa               sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2        
 Manchester (U.K.)              sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2       
 Liverpool (U.K.)              sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2      
 Newcastle               sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2       
 South Wales               sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2       
  French Accent               sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2       
 Indian Accent               sound 1                sound 2                1 & 2       

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