I was reading a book on English spelling (Dictionary of the British English Spelling System, by Greg Brooks) and it mentioned that the Short A sound (æ) can be spelled using the following graphemes:
- a, as in cat
- i, as in timbre
- ai, as in plaid
- al, as in salmon
- ei, as in reveille (only in British English)
It also mentions in a table that the Short A sound can be spelled with the letters ae. But I didn't see any examples in the book.
Does anyone know of any words that have the letters "ae" used to make the Short A sound (æ)? A single example would be really helpful - and an exhaustive list would be even better.