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English Multigraph ae

'ae' is a digraph that is made up of two vowels 'a' and 'e'. In this lesson, we are going to explore the sound of 'ae'.

Digraphs are a set of two letters that stand together and produce a new sound.

Digraph ae
Name ae (pronounced /ˈeɪ ˈiː/)
Sound(s) /eə/

The Digraph 'ae'

Sound: /eə/

'ae' always comes at the beginning of a word and it sounds /eə/. Notice that this orthography comes from Latin and today it is replaced by Standard English 'a'.

aerial /ˈeə.ri.əl/

aeroplane /ˈeərəpleɪn/

aerosol /ˈeərəsɒl/

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