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    Default Re: pronunciation of "ed" in adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    He's aged a lot since I last saw him.
    And that verb has only one syllable: /eıʤd/ . This pronunciation applies equally to the participle: Children aged five or more have got to school in the UK.

    The adjective has two: /'eıʤıd/ - She was startled by the aged man who is always hanging around the cemetery.

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    Default Re: pronunciation of "ed" in adjectives

    Hello everybody,

    So the verb "aged" above should be pronounced /eidjd/, whether "rugged" and "ragged" should be pronounced /-gid/, right?

    All the best,
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    Default Re: pronunciation of "ed" in adjectives

    Hello Bob,

    Does the word "cragged" exist?

    Have a nice weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hela View Post
    Hello Bob,

    Does the word "cragged" exist?
    Well, I haven't met it - except possibly as a description of a coast-line. In that case, it would have only one syllable, and mean 'endowed with/characterized by crags.'
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    Thank you very much, Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Hang on Hela - that's not right: 'wicked' is an adjective, not a past participle. There are several '-icked' participles - licked, kick, picked, ticked etc, and they're all pronounced as one syllable - /ıkt/. you're right about the pronunciation of 'wicked' though: two syllables, the last being /ıd/.
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    Right, I ask my pupils "Is there a verb 'to nake'?" (naked), to leg (legged), etc.
    Although as is often the case it isn't a 100% proof rule...

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    Default Re: pronunciation of "ed" in adjectives

    Please tell me when we pronounce the d as t

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    Default Re: pronunciation of "ed" in adjectives

    the past form "ed" is pronounced /t/ after voiceless consonant sounds such as :
    /p, t, k/ = plosives or stops
    /s, f/ and 'sh' (as in shake), 'th' (as in thing) = fricatives
    'ch' (as in chalk) = affricate

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    Default Re: pronunciation of "ed" in adjectives

    the past form "ed" is pronounced /t/ after voiceless consonant sounds such as :
    /p, t, k/ = plosives eg. stopped, talked
    /s, f/ and 'sh' (as in washed) = fricatives
    'ch' as in watched = affricate

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