Timeline for Pronunciation of 'lunch'

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Sep 20 '19 at 17:28 comment added Michael Harvey There is no 'a' sound in 'lunch'; there is a 'u' sound like the ones in bunch, crunch, munch, etc.
Sep 20 '19 at 11:01 comment added virolino When I said "a" I was obviously referring to he sound And sounds are to be heard, not seen. I understand that it looks confusing - it is actually confusing. Letters change their pronunciation too much and too often in English. E.g., the letter "c" in "Pacific" is read each time differently. The standardized notation for sounds (presented in online dictionaries, or on Wikipedia) is hurting more than helping - referring here to average Joe's, not linguistic experts.
Sep 20 '19 at 10:56 comment added Michael Harvey Virolino - "The "a" in "lunch" is just a clear "a", like in "u" in "rush", or "u" in "jump", "u" in "cup"..." What? There is no 'a' in 'lunch', at least none that I can see.
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Sep 20 '19 at 9:05 comment added Mari-Lou A You'd be better off reproducing and linking a dictionary's listed pronunciation. Merriam-Webster or Lexico are fine online dictionaries. Not my downvote!
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Sep 20 '19 at 8:59 comment added virolino Good question :) I will update the answer. I am also familiar with languages where "a" is always associated with only one specific sound.
Sep 20 '19 at 8:57 comment added Mari-Lou A What does a “clear "a" ” mean? The letter "a" depending on its position can be pronounced in more than one way.
Sep 20 '19 at 8:50 history answered virolino CC BY-SA 4.0