1. a_e (vowel-consonant-e)

When the letter 'a' is followed by a single consonant and then the letter 'e,' the letter 'a' is usually pronounced as /eɪ/.

a. same /sm/


b. cake /kk/


c. safe /sf/


2. -ai-

The 'ai' spelling is a fairly common spelling for the mid-word 'long a' sound.

a. rain /rn/


b. paid /pd/


c. faith /fθ/


3. ay

a. say /s/


b. play /pl/


c. way /w/


4. eigh

a. eight /t/


b. weigh /w/


c. sleigh /sl/