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    what do mean by voiced and voiceless final phoneme? Can I have some examples?

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    In hat and had, word-final /t/ and /d/ are voiceless and voiced, respectively.

    Voiceless: /hat/
    Voiced: /had/

    [d] is produced by vibrating your vocal folds, and [t] is produced without vocal fold vibration. To experience fold vibration, or Voicing, place your hand over your throat and say the sound [d].

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    P, F, S, K, SH, CH

    These sounds are voiceless. When they come at the end of a verb that is regular, the "ed" sounds like "t".

    For example, "faxed", "washed", "tossed".

    A sound that is voiceless does not produce any vibration in the throat.

    Here is an example of a phoneme - sound - that is voiced: "buzzed". The "z" sound is voiced. When this sound is made, there is a vibration in the throat. You can feel it.

    However, if we say "bussed", there is no vibration in the throat. The "s" sound is not voiced. It is unvoiced, or "voiceless".

    Here's an online chart that summarizes voiced and unvoiced consonant sounds - phonemes.

    Sometime I'll make my own chart, but for now, here's this one.

    http://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/-ed.htm

    Also, here's a dictionary definition of "voiced".

    Linguistics. Expiration of air through vibrating vocal cords, used in the production of vowels and voiced consonants.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=8&q=voiced
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    It's so nice to see you, XMode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    It's so nice to see you, XMode.

    Thank you,



    But you can't really "see" me, can you?

    Last edited by Steven D; 07-Mar-2005 at 03:30.

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