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    camouflaged

    Hi,


    How do you pronounced the bold word in this sentence?


    They camouflaged in bushes.


    Should it be t or d?

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    Re: camouflaged

    You mean the ending sound? D

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    Re: camouflaged

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You mean the ending sound? D
    Yes. And I am sorry for the incomplete question.

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    Re: camouflaged

    It's pronounced as a "d".
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    Re: camouflaged

    Learn English with Papa Teach Me said that "-ed" is pronounced /d/ when it is preceded by a voiced sound, and /t/ when by an unvoiced sound. He also said that it is pronounced /Id/ when it is preceded by the sounds /t/ and /d/. Could you confirm this?

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    Re: camouflaged

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    "-ed" is pronounced /d/ when it is preceded by a voiced sound, and /t/ when by an unvoiced sound. He also said that it is pronounced /Id/ when it is preceded by the sounds /t/ and /d/. Could you confirm this?
    Generally, yes. After /t/ or /d/, it may be pronounced in the general area between /əd/ and /ɪd/.

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    Re: camouflaged

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Generally, yes. After /t/ or /d/, it may be pronounced in the general area between /əd/ and /ɪd/.
    A notable exception is "supposed," which has all three pronunciations, depending on context:

    "I supposed you would say that." (-pozd)
    "You are not supposed to go in there." (-post)
    "His supposed 'girlfriend' is Canadian, he claims." (-pozId)
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