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The /æ/ Sound: English Pronunciation Practice Made Easy english vowels english æ sound

What is the /æ/ Sound?

First, let's look at a few examples of words with the English /æ/ sound:

  • ask
  • active
  • apple
  • back
  • wag
  • ram

According to Baruch College's Tools for Clear Speech, the /æ/ sound is made by doing the following:

"This vowel is a low vowel. Position your tongue...

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