The letter A is pronounced ▶ Play. This is the same sound as in the English word father.
It can be long:
  • afi, maður, lag
Or short:
  • takk, mamma, sofa, hamborgari
If the next letter is ng or nk, it is pronounced like á:
  • langur ([lángur]), banka ([bánka])
The name of the letter is just a long “a”.