Spelfabet

Learning the building blocks of words - sounds, their spellings, and word parts

alms

balm

calf

calm

calves

half

halve

palm

qualm

almond

behalf

embalm

 

3 thoughts on “al as in half

    1. alison Post author

      Usually a letter “a” followed by a letter “l” is pronounced as “aw” in my dialect, as in wall, tall, ball, also, always, almost. These words are unusual, in my accent we pronounce the “al” as /ar/ but we don’t say final /r/. It really depends on your accent/dialect.

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