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    Voiced and voiceless sounds

    What is the difference between voice and voiceless sound?

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    Re: Voiced and voiceless sounds

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    The difference between voiced and voiceless sounds is the vibration.
    Voiced sounds occur when the vocal cords vibrate when the sound is produced.
    e.g. /v/

    There is no vocal cord vibration when producing voiceless sounds.
    e.g. /f/

    Try putting your fingertips on your throat and try to produce the sounds of /v/ and /f/. Notice that when we produce the sound of /v/ there is a vibration and that is what we called voiced. And when we produce the sound of /f/ there is no vibration and that is called voiceless sounds.
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    Re: Voiced and voiceless sounds

    So when we say "voiceless," we really mean "cordless."
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    Re: Voiced and voiceless sounds

    No. The cords are still there, but they are not vibrating.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 27-Feb-2017 at 17:12. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: Voiced and voiceless sounds

    Right. Voiced and voiceless mean what they say: voiced consonants engage your voice; voiceless ones don't. You can demonstrate this by then lowering your jaw to separate your teeth from your lower lip while saying a drawn-out vvvvvvvvvv. The consonant will change to a hum.
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    Re: Voiced and voiceless sounds

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    Sounds are voiceless when the vocal cords are apart so that the air flows freely through the glottis into the oral cavity while the voiced sounds produce of the vocal cords are together, the airstream forces its way through that causes them to vibrate.
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    Re: Voiced and voiceless sounds

    voiced sounds is when you feel vibration on your vocal track and voiceless have no vibrations as for example is the sound of /z/ for voiced and sound of /s/ for voiceless

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    Re: Voiced and voiceless sounds

    Quote Originally Posted by aymie rose View Post
    With voiced sounds, is when you feel vibration on in your vocal tract, track and whereas voiceless sounds produce have no vibrations; as for example, is the sound of /z/ for is voiced and sound of /s/ for is voiceless.
    See corrections above.

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    Re: Voiced and voiceless sounds

    I don't really do the terminology but aren't they usually called "voiced" and "unvoiced"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Voiced and voiceless sounds

    The Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary and The Longman Pronunciation Dictionary both use 'voiceless'.

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