The vowel Sound of a as in ate

When final and stressed this sound tends to become diphthongal (a + i in it ).

Equivalents

ey as in they

at as in pain

ay as in day

ea as in break

eI as in veil

Phonetic Symbol: e:, ei

pa, ta, ka , ba, ga, ga

ath, az, al, am, an, ang

age

payer

weigh

aye

bake

wade

aim

bale

fate

aid

main

vale

ace

make

they

ache

whale

tale

  1. Nathan Hale was a brave patriot.
  2. Amos gave the lame patient a cane.
  3. Potatoes are raised in the State of Maine.
  4. Abe made the home base and won the game.
  5. Daisy baked a raisin cake for Ray's birthday.
  6. Mrs. Gray gave her aged neighbor some grape mar­malade.

table

race

Jane

daily

same

Yale

danger

sale

cake

name

zany

chaotic

nail

shade

gave

lake

shake

gait

lane

chain

quail

ram

jade

hate

  1. May basted the lace on Kate's cape.
  2. It rained and rained on that gray April day.
  3. The mail train was delayed on the plains.
  4. James ate the steak and Clayton ate the bacon.
  5. Amy stayed at Cape May until the eighth of  April.
  6. Which States border on the  Great  Lakes?
  7. The pale lady waited patiently for the lute
  8. Mabel made a maid's apron for the sale.
  9. Raymond and Jacob played in the lane all day.
  10. Baylis Mason skated straight across the lake.
  11. Grace delayed the game till her favorite playmate ca
  12. Jane sailed from Naples on the twenty-eighth of May.
  13. They waited for the rain to abate before separat­ing for the day.
  14. Rachel placed a table under the maples and served lemonade and cake to the ladies.
  15. The unwearied sun from day to clay. Doth his creator's power display.