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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/.
Some people said the 'ed' ending of 'received' should be pronounced /t/ , does it mean that the 've' is pronounced 'gh'?
Thanks for your help.
Last edited by Winwin2011; 07-May-2012 at 20:22.
ems is right. The final sound of 'receive' is /v/, a voiced fricative; it is followed by the voiced stop /d/.
I the final sound is unvoiced, as in 'debrief', where the final sound is unvoiced /f/, then it is followed by unvoiced /t/.
Thanks a lot, emsr2d2 and 5jj.
In the following video, a Chinese and an Indian criticized that most of the Hong Kong people pronounced the 'ed' in 'received" wrongly as /d/. The program is in Chinese (Cantonese), however, if you like, you can hear it when you see "The parcel has been received" as shown in 5.09 minutes in the video.
I do not know whether I am right to copy the website here.