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    peter123 is offline Senior Member
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    seek British advice

    Hi British English speakers,

    From some dictionary of pronounciation, the 'a' sound in Alan, calendar, Daniel, etc, should be pronounced the same as 'a' in man, cat, pat, fat, etc.

    But in reality, a lot of British people will pronounce 'a' in Alan, calendar, Daniel, etc in the same way as 'a' in ask, task, etc. Is it true?

    Tks
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    Re: seek British advice

    Are you sure?

    Let's make sure we're thinking the same pronunications:

    'a' as in 'and' , 'man'

    but 'task' can be pronounced with the 'a' as above, as in the American 'asshole', or, shall I say, as in the British, "Arsenal"

    I've not heard Ahrlen, cahrlendar, or Dahrniel.

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    Re: seek British advice

    Hi there,
    Have you heard British people say 'a' sound in Alan, Daniel, Calendar as the 'a' in ask?

    tks
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    Re: seek British advice

    How are yo pronouncing 'ask'? I was saying in my earlier post, there are two pronunciations of 'ask', 'task' etc.

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    Re: seek British advice

    Sorry, I'm not British. Here I just give suggestion.
    How about using the sound (video) when you send the thread. It is easier to hear and to distinguish.Thanks.

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