The words "sail" and "sail" are both pronounced with the 'long a' sound /eɪ/ and both follow common spelling/pronunciation 'long a' patterns: 'a-consonant-e' and 'ai.'
Other words pronounced with a 'long a' that are spelled 'a-consonant-e' include:
Other words pronounced with a 'long a' that are spelled 'ai' include:
Now is a good time to learn all the common 'long a' /eɪ/ spelling patterns.
⚠ Be careful! The word "again" is not phonetic and is NOT pronounced with a 'long a' /eɪ/.