Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pronunciation - "ED"

The pronunciation of the -ed endings can sound like [D], like [T], or a separate syllable [ID]

When a word ends in voiceless sound, -ed is pronounced like [T]

  • The sound is made only by the air moving out of the mouth.
When a word ends in voiced sound, -ed is pronounced like [D]
  • The sound is made by the vocal cords down in the throat.
When a word ends in “t” or “d”. -ed is pronounced like [ID]



ID sound
T sound (voiceless)
D sound (voiced)
ending sound
word
example
ending sound
word
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ending sound
word
example
/t/
/d/
painted
added
/p/
/k/
/f/

/s/


/sh/
/ch/
stopped
talked
sniffed
coughed
kissed
placed
fixed
pushed
reached
/b/
/g/
/j/
/v/
/th/
/z/

/m/
/n/
/ng/
/l/
/r/
/i/
[no sound]
robbed
jogged
aged
loved
clothed
buzzed
raised
timed
learned
prolonged
called
answered
copied
played
weighed