Do the words "passed" and "past" pronounce the same ?
Is that the past tense of many words with "ed" read as "st" sound?
Offhand,i can think of some words:
Are the above-mentioned words all ended with "st" sound or "ed" sound ?
Ambiguously,i remember that English native speakers end the word "ended" with "ed" sound,but "passed" with "st" sound.
I am sorry that if u cant catch what i mentioned...(since i really feel difficult to express it..)
I would be extremely grateful if someone can explain this to me ... as it really confused me to death... I,as a chinese,somehow feel a little bit frustrated as i am so weak in the pronunciation area
thank you ,i am looking forward to the replies. :o
Regular past-tense formation rule: The past-tense morpheme '-ed' has three different allomorphs, such as [t] [d] and [Id]
1. help. look, kiss, wish ==> [t]
Those ended with a voiceless sound(except for 't' and 'd'), read as helpt
2. love, cuddle, kill, lie ==> [d]
Those ended with a voiced sound, read as loved, killd
3. state, wound ==> [Id]
Those ended with a voiced sound, read as statId, woundId
Does that help?
First,i am really glad to get ur reply ^^
Originally Posted by blacknomi
hmm...however...i still dont understand how to distinguish if the word is ended with voiced or voiceless..
A 'voiced' sound is one pronounced while the breath passes over and reverberates on the vocal chords, while a 'voiceless' sound lacks that feature.
It's rather difficult for me to understand this sentence, can you teach me in a much more simple way???
cab b is voiced.
cap p is voiceless. Without voice.
Does it help? :)
i am still confused about it ><"
perhaps i am too stupid...
ssssssss is voiceless
zzzzzzzz is voiced
You notice the vocal chords are vibrating in the second case? Apart from that this is the same sound.
hmm....i think i get a better view of them~i am so happy about your helps,including blacknomi and francois
so,can u show me some distinct examples to illustrate this idea
how can i distinguish between voiced and voiceless immediately when i come across them ???
is there any easier approach for me to identify them instantly ? or just read them once to identify ?
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