It appears that many words beginning with A are outlined incorrectly in the Gregg literature. I’m using DJS so maybe there’s some distinction in Anniversay that resolves the issue. Take the word “attain.” It is written with an A circle at the beginning. Whether it is pronounced with an A as in “say,” or A as in “act,” or A as in “arm” nothing works. In reality, this, and many other A words are prononuced with a U as in “cup.” Now I’m fairly certain that it’s not just a regional thing. If you look up how to pronounce these A words you’ll hear the U come through. My assertion is that Gregg, Leslie, and Zoubek should have gone with the oo-hook. Did they just pronounce words differently way back when? Is there any explanation for this? Something is certainly awry.
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