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Autor:  Monique
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Data:  06/DEZ/2013 5:33 PM
Assunto:  long A
 
Mensagem:  Hi,

I'm studying the long a sound at the beginning of the words  and in the list of words with this sound there are two words that I couldn't recognize as long a sound . They are ancient and angel. I've heard many times and what I could hear is the a at the beginning like e in Portuguese something like enchient and engjel ( it 's hard for me to explain a sound in written ) . Could you really hear ancient and angel as long a sound ( something like ei in Portuguese , as in the words able , ate , agent , in this words the long a ( ei ) is clear for me but ancient is not pronounced as eichient , is it ?

here is the link where I heard the sound , can you check  this out  for me ?
http://www.pronuncian.com/Sounds/default.aspx


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 long A  –  Monique  06/DEZ/2013, 5:33 PM
long A  –  Monique  06/DEZ/2013, 5:49 PM
long A  –  pat  07/DEZ/2013, 12:40 PM
long A  –  Monique  07/DEZ/2013, 6:08 PM
long A  –  pat  07/DEZ/2013, 6:26 PM
long A  –  Fran  07/DEZ/2013, 10:24 PM

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