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    pronunciation -ed (t-d_id)
    How do we know if its(-ed) pronunciation t/d/id
    for example
    worked(t)/called(d)/asked(t)/liked(t)/picked(t)/listened(t)/played(d)/visited(id)

    do you think they are true?
    Last edited by shalala; 25-Mar-2008 at 10:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shalala View Post
    pronunciation -ed (t-d_id)
    called/asked/liked/picked/listened/played
    Hello, shalala. What is your question?

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    ı searched and listened them that they are true but not listened,because its pronunciation -d (not -t or -id)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shalala View Post
    ı searched and listened them that they are true but not listened,because its pronunciation -d (not -t or -id)
    This may be of help to you.

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    Hello shalala,
    I have your answer in my mind because I have learnt this in the university this year, by the way this is my first year at the university.
    Let's start

    When you pronounce a verb close your both ears and listen to the last sound, when you find some kind of vibration regardless the degree of vibration then you must pronounce the end of that verb like this /d/, for example the sound /eɪ/ in the verb play you feel some kind of vibration and those are the sounds that must be pronounced /d/ in the past form of some verbs: / b g z ʒ dʒ l r w j m n ŋ/.
    whenever you find no vibration in the last sound of a verb then you must pronounce the end of the verb like this /t/, to illustrate this we take the verb finish which ends with the sound /ʃ/ there is no vibration in this sound so we pronounce the end of this verb like this /t/ and those are the sounds that must be pronounced /t/ in the past form of some verbs: /θ p k s ʃ tʃ/.
    finally there is one exception with the sounds /t/ like in want and /d/ like in demand. both of them must be pronounced like this /ɪd/.

    I think that's all I can say for you Shalala and I hope that my explanations were helpful for you and for other members in this forum.
    see you

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    hi shalala I'm sameh from egypt
    you can distinguish between the /t/ and /d/ and /ed/ when by the following
    /t/ when the verb ends with k,p,n,sh,ch,s or ss
    /ed/ when the verb ends with a consonant preceded with a short vowel such as visit visited
    /d/ when the verb ends with a consonant preceded with a long vowel
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