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    A question

    Hi Sir ,
    i am bouchra from Algeria and i need your help . I have a problem with the letter / p/ and /b/ but i didn't discover this problem till i moved to university . In speaking i have no problem but when i want to spell a word for my teachers , i found that when i say /p/ they told me you mean /b/ at that moment i recognized that i really have a problem please i need your help quickly . thank you sir .






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    Re: A question

    Many consonants come in pairs, voiced and unvoiced. In the voiced version you are vibrating your vocal cords, i.e. using your voice, while in the unvoiced version your vocal cords are silent. Otherwise the mechanisms of producing the sound are identical. Here are some examples.

    Unvoiced: p as in pat, voiced: b as in bat.
    Unvoiced: t as in ten, voiced: d as in den.
    Unvoiced: s as in sit, voiced:z as in zit.
    Unvoiced: f as in fat, voiced v as in vat.

    I am not sure if the following is correct or not, but it may be helpful:

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    Re: A question

    Quote Originally Posted by bouchrajiji View Post
    Hi Sir (inappropriate - many users are female)

    I am Bouchra from Algeria and I need your help. I have a problem with the letters /p/ and /b/ but I didn't discover this problem till I moved to university. In When speaking I have no problem but when I want to spell a word for my teachers, I found find that when I say /p/ they told tell me you mean /b/. at that moment Now I recognized realise that I really have a problem. Please, I need your help. quickly. Thank you. sir .

    your sincerly
    bouchrajiji .
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    Please note the amendments I have made to your post. When you post on this forum, it is important to follow the rules of written English:

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