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What vowel do you use in the word 'sang'? [æ] or [eI] or something else?
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Hi,

I use /æ/.

Englishuser
I have [eI] before voiced velars. "sang", "bag", "bagel", "flag" etc.
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AlienvoordI have [eI] before voiced velars. "sang", "bag", "bagel", "flag" etc.
Do you have the bag-bang-beg-vague-bay merger?
Marvin A.
AlienvoordI have [eI] before voiced velars. "sang", "bag", "bagel", "flag" etc.
Do you have the bag-bang-beg-vague-bay merger?
No. "beg" is E and "bay is [eI] or [ej] - actually the vowel in "bay" is slightly different than the vowel in "bag" and "bang", but I'm not sure how to describe it. I think it's higher and more diphthongized.
I pronounce the vowel in 'sang' as .
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What vowel do you use in the word 'sang'? [æ] or [eI] or something else?
More like [æ], but actually something else, I'd say. Probably closer to [æI], but with only a fleeting [ I ], and certainly without making it two syllables like this [sæ - IN].

CJ
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I guess I would say something like /sɛəŋ/, sounds like "seh-uh-ng"...
I guess I never use /æ/ before n or m. Emotion: smile
>> I guess I would say something like /sɛəŋ/, sounds like "seh-uh-ng"...
I guess I never use /æ/ before n or m. <<

Hmm. Why do you pronounce it like /sɛəŋ/? I've never heard a native speaker do that. I would recommend using [ æ ] or [ e ] before /ŋ/. It's fine to use [ ɛə ] before /n/ or /m/, but not before /ŋ/.
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