500 Common Words: A as in am

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When the short A sound is next to N or M, it changes slightly. It sounds more like a Long A moving to Schwa. This slight twang comes from the Southern dialect but has become standardized through mass media.

Use the video to listen and repeat common words.

The Words

am, an, and, animal, answer, began, can, example, family, hand, land, man, plan, plant, ran, stand, than, understand.

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