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Vowel Sound
/æ/

One-Syllable Words

Sound-Spelling Pattern

Basic Pattern

Written a = /æ/

Special Words

Different Written Vowel
Same Vowel Sound

 

Homophones

Same Pronunciation
Different Spelling
Different Meaning

cap /kæp/
hat /hæt/
have /hæv/
has /hæz/
had /hæd/
ask /æsk/
bass (fish) /bæs/

silent l
calf /kæf/
half /hæf/
salve /sæv/

silent g
gnat /næt/

silent b
lamb /læm/

silent d
ma'am /mæm/

can-can't
/kæn-kænt/

 

laugh /læf/
plaid /plæd/

ant aunt
band banned
dam damn