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    Default Why the pronunciation of "smoked" is "smoke + t"?

    I heard from TV characters that they pronounce "smoked" as "smoke +t" but not "smoke + ed" ?? could someone tell me why, please??

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    Default Re: Why the pronunciation of "smoked" is "smoke + t"?

    Quote Originally Posted by menueditor View Post
    I heard from TV characters that they pronounce "smoked" as "smoke +t" but not "smoke + ed" ?? could someone tell me why, please??
    Because /k/ is as unvoiced consonant. You can expect to hear /t/ at the end of most past participles ending like this:
    /f/ coughed, /koft/
    /k/ backed, /bakt/
    /p/ stopped, /stopt/
    /s/ passed, /past/
    /x/ hoaxed. /hoakst/

    If there is a schwa between the base verb and the 'd', it will be /d/:
    /t/ batted, /bat'd/
    Last edited by Raymott; 08-Jun-2010 at 06:08. Reason: Change voiced to unvoiced

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    Default Re: Why the pronunciation of "smoked" is "smoke + t"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Because /k/ is a voiced consonant. You can expect to hear /t/ at the end of most past participles ending like this:
    /f/ coughed, /koft/
    /k/ backed, /bakt/
    /p/ stopped, /stopt/
    /s/ passed, /past/
    /x/ hoaxed. /hoakst/

    If there is a schwa between the base verb and the 'd', it will be /d/:
    /t/ batted, /bat'd/
    raymott /K/ is voiceless not voiced

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    Default Re: Why the pronunciation of "smoked" is "smoke + t"?

    Quote Originally Posted by menueditor View Post
    I heard from TV characters that they pronounce "smoked" as "smoke +t" but not "smoke + ed" ?? could someone tell me why, please??

    it has to do with voiced and voiceless sounds. bare in mind itīs about sounds and not words.

    voiceless sounds are pronounced with /t/ and voiced sounds with /d/

    if you havenīt seen the rules yet let me know and Iīll send them to you
    best wishes

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    Default Re: Why the pronunciation of "smoked" is "smoke + t"?

    Quote Originally Posted by elhithebest View Post
    raymott /K/ is voiceless not voiced
    Oops, that's what I meant. I'll edit it.

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    Default Re: Why the pronunciation of "smoked" is "smoke + t"?

    Would it be incorrect to pronounce batted as /bat't/?

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    Smile Re: Why the pronunciation of "smoked" is "smoke + t"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    Would it be incorrect to pronounce batted as /bat't/?

    yes.
    when you have /ed/ after /t/ or /d/ you pronounce /id/

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    Default Re: Why the pronunciation of "smoked" is "smoke + t"?

    thank's about the reply and for ur clear point

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