The Spanish vowels are pretty close to the IPA standard, which is often glossed in English as something like ah, ai (like bait), ee, oh, ooh or oo (like woo). We diphthong them more than Spanish so those aren't exact equivalents. But Spanish E is not pronounced like English E, so Cesar is not See-zahr (giving it a sort of English gloss)
which is what David seems to be saying,
if I read him correctly, but more like Say-sahr.
That is not correct, and that is not what I said.
A Spaniard will pronounce the e
in Cesar as a short e, as in: ge
d or be
There is absolutely not
trace of an A in the Spanish pronunciation of an E.
A and E are like oil and water in Spanish.
If u wanna speak Spanish like a natural born Spaniard,
and not sound like an American hill billy,
then hold that concept closely to your heart (and to your mouth)
and deviate not