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Having a bit of a discussion about this with a friend.

The only reason I know to pronounce "wand" like "want" and not "hand" is because that's how I've heard it, and I've just copied that. But from a more rigirous point of view, I can't really explain why this is correct.

Is there any rule that applies to this?

marked as duplicate by sumelic, Jim, Jason Bassford, Community Aug 19 '18 at 20:54

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