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    ooohlala is offline Junior Member
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    Default Pronouncing '-ed'...

    Is it correct to pronounce the '-ed' like in 'learned man' in words like fixed, mixed when they are used as adjectives, as in 'fixed mass', 'mixed school' etc.?

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    Default Re: Pronouncing '-ed'...

    No.

    'mixed' sounds like 'mixt'.

    Besides learned, I can only think of blessed (adj) which has two syllables (at least in modern English).

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    Default Re: Pronouncing '-ed'...

    Well there's beloved. And alleged I think.

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    Default Re: Pronouncing '-ed'...

    Quote Originally Posted by ooohlala View Post
    Well there's beloved. And alleged I think.
    Yes, you are rilght.There are 'aged' and 'converted' as well

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    Default Re: Pronouncing '-ed'...

    I agree with 'beloved' and 'aged'.

    Alleged has only ever had two syllables for me.

    Converted is a different case.

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    Default Re: Pronouncing '-ed'...

    alĚleged   
    [uh-lejd, uh-lej-id] Show IPA - courtesy of dictionary.com

    Oh well, I guess that settles it. I only asked about fixed and mixed because I've heard people pronounce them with two syllables, and I thought it sounded weird.

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