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Short Vowel Sounds

Question:

“There are slight differences within each short-vowel sound, For example, in the lesson on “r” the word ra-n shows up. I’ve been reading him /a/ as in apple, so “ran” sounds awkward when he says it more like “rahn.” Should I tell him the “a” makes a few sounds, correct “rahn” to ran, or just say nothing?”

Answer:

Yes, there certainly are subtle differences in the short-vowel sounds, especially in regional parts of our country!
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