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Hello, native speaker and teachers!
I'm still struggling with correct pronunciation of "snack". Whenever I say the word, more than80% of chance,
my friends in US recognize it as "snake" , even though I don't make ovious "/ei/" sound...
Glad I found this forum...
Please notify me of any mistakes in my posts. It is much appreciated.
Hi, you know Snack and Snake have two different sounds. You should know that vowels have different sounds and here 'a' is used differently in both the words. the first is the same as 'cat'. bat, hat, pack,back and snack. snake-- take,shake, snake. The sound is that of the alphabet 'A'. hope thisd helps.
Do you have the same problem with the word "back"? Do people think you're saying "bake"? If not, then you have the "a" sound in "back" correct and you simply need to replicate it in "snack".
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
Even the english speakers in Australia have a hard time with pronouncing the 'a', which sounds like an I. Much of the time it is just your native accent that gets in the way. Just keep practicing those acks. It's really not a big deal.