1. /AE/ AS IN CAT
To pronounce it, drop your jaw as if to say A, then from that position, try to say EH. It is close to the sound that a goat makes: ma-a-a-ah! Your jaw should be lowered (mouth wide open).
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Reading the /ae/ sound.
The Tan man
A fashionably tan man sat casually at the bat stand, lashing a handful of practice
bats. The manager, a crabby old bag of bones passed by and laughed, "You're
about average, Jack. Can't you lash faster than that?" Jack had had enough, so
he clambered to his feet and lashed bats faster than any man had ever lashed bats.
As a matter of fact, he lashed bats so fast that he seemed to dance. The manager
was aghast. "Jack, you're a master bat lasher!" he gasped. Satisfied at last, jack
sat back and never lashed another bat.