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Should the '-ed' sound be ignored when saying 'thinked that' ?
Actually, I wanna ask if the '-ed' sound should be ignored when saying any word ending with '-ed' and with 'that' or 'the' following. Thank you!
sorry that i made such silly mistake and thx.
Not so silly! It would have been OK with 'blinked', 'clinked', 'jinked' (an informal verb meaning 'move deftly in a zig-zag fashion', as in 'The winger jinked through the defence') 'linked', 'pinked' (quite a rare one - I've only met the -ing form of this verb), and 'winked'. In Guys and Doll's there's even the verb 'mink' (meaning 'provide a mink coat and other similar gifts for "some doll"')
In an utterance such as "He guessed the answer", the /t/ at the end of 'guessed' is not released, but it is there. It makes the /s/ of 'guessed' shorter than it is in "guess the answer".
The same is true of the /d/ in utterances such as "He answered the question"; it is not released, but it is there.
Just so. It was a good question - made me look at the OP again : "the -ed sounds". (More often than not an -ed ending has no vocalic sound, but makes a consonant cluster.)