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The lips are wide (like the Short A) for this sound, but the jaw is not as open. You can fit the cap of a pen between your teeth. Because the jaw is not as open, the throat is not tight. Common spellings for this sound are ai, a_e, and ea.
Use the video to listen and repeat common words.
a, able, age, air, always, area, always, area, came, carry, change, day, face, game, gave, great, late, lay, main, make, may, name, page, place, plain, plane, play, rain, same, say, state, stay, table, tail, take, their, there, they, wait, way, weight, where.
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