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> You can’t say a B without a vowel, but instead of using the actual vowel (a) consonants usually get an “uh” added to them.

Sure, but you can do better than a long buh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwTkcfKRj00

Note that this short-b sound is only introductory. Children soon move past that to pairs with the other letters.

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