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    ed endings

    Source 1. " If the present tense verb ends with the sound of a voiceless consonant sound, (k,p,s,x,ch,gh,sh), the pronunciation in past tense is /t/."

    Source 2. ed endings are pronounced t (if the word ends with the sound of a voiceless consonant sound) if the end of the word sounds like:

    K, p, S, Ch, Sh, gh, Th

    k walked, p stopped, s promised, ch watched, sh finished, laughed

    Qustion: 1. Does it mean "bathed' is pronounced a "t" ending sound?

    Qustion 2. However, I did not find " th" in source 1.


    Can anybody tell me? Thanks.

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    Re: ed endings

    bathe ends with //, which is a voiced consonant; therefore it will be pronounced with a /d/ in the end.

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    Re: ed endings

    Quote Originally Posted by thatone View Post
    bathe ends with //, which is a voiced consonant; therefore it will be pronounced with a /d/ in the end.

    For more info check out this link.
    However, 'bath' ends with /θ/, which is unvoiced. In BrE we normally use this verb when we 'bath the baby', so the final consonant in the past simple is /t/.

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    Re: ed endings

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    However, 'bath' ends with /θ/, which is unvoiced. In BrE we normally use this verb when we 'bath the baby', so the final consonant in the past simple is /t/.
    This gives us two simple pasts:

    'I bathed (/beɪd/) in the sea.'

    I bathed (/ba:θt/) the baby.

    Thie distinction is in the middle of evolving. My children would avoid saying 'I bathed in the sea' and use some other verb - perhaps 'swam'. My mother, though, would have said 'I bathed (/beɪd/) the baby'; some speakers still do.

    My children avoid this verb, perhaps because they're not sure which to use They would use 'bathed' (/beɪd/) only in a context like 'I bathed the wound' /aɪ beɪd ǝ wu:nd/ (in fact they might well avoid 'bathe' altogether, saying something like 'I cleaned the wound') - except in two derived words: 'bather' and 'bathing' used only in historucal contexts such as 'Victorian doctors often prescribed a period of sea-bathing'.

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    Re: ed endings

    Quote Originally Posted by bh1234 View Post
    Source 1. " If the present tense verb ends with the sound of a voiceless consonant sound, (k,p,s,x,ch,gh,sh), the pronunciation in past tense is /t/."

    Source 2. ed endings are pronounced t (if the word ends with the sound of a voiceless consonant sound) if the end of the word sounds like:

    K, p, S, Ch, Sh, gh, Th

    k walked, p stopped, s promised, ch watched, sh finished, laughed

    Qustion: 1. Does it mean "bathed' is pronounced a "t" ending sound?

    Qustion 2. However, I did not find " th" in source 1.


    Can anybody tell me? Thanks.
    Well, I guess BobK has already answered your question, hasnt he?(how dare he beats me to it.: )

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    Re: ed endings

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    However, 'bath' ends with /θ/, which is unvoiced. In BrE we normally use this verb when we 'bath the baby', so the final consonant in the past simple is /t/.
    Interesting, I've never seen bath used as a verb. Maybe it's because it's a "Briticism."

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    Re: ed endings

    Quote Originally Posted by thatone View Post
    Interesting, I've never seen bath used as a verb. Maybe it's because it's a "Briticism."
    Just for learning English

    Quoted from Oxford Dictionary "Usage note: bath / bathe / swim / sunbatheWhen you wash yourself you can say that you bath (British English) or bathe (North American English) , but it is much more common to say have a bath (British English) or take a bath (North American English).You can also bath (British English) or bathe (North American English) another person, for example a baby."

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