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    #21

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

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    Second time with d sound at the end of a word.

    I hope I will be a little bit clear this trial.

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    #22

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Regarding your pronunciation of the final /d/ in wind only:

    The first time you say wind in isolation (0:26) the pronunciation is good but the second time (0:27) the /d/ is not audible.

    Whether we would understand you if you omitted the sound in natural speech is not really possible to answer because intelligibility relies so heavily on contextual clues. So if, for example, we had been having a conversation about the wind when you said, it would be very obvious what you mean.

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    #23

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    So if the context is clear to the second person,I can say it quickly or even omit it.

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    #24

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    You can say it quickly if you want to, yes, but you shouldn't omit it.

    The way you pronounce the final /d/ depends on the initial sound of the following word. If that sound is a vowel, the /d/ should be pronounced very clearly.

    Practise saying these phrases:

    the wind is blowing hard
    standing in the wind and the rain

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    #25

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    You can say it quickly if you want to, yes, but you shouldn't omit it.




    the wind is blowing hard
    standing in the wind and the rain
    https://clyp.it/yzqskqqa

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    #26

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Okay, the first line is not too bad.

    With the second line (standing in the wind and the rain), don't stop after the word wind. Try to connect the final 'd' to the 'a' of and.

    Here's another exercise for you. Look at this short phrase:

    wind or rain

    Try to say it so that it sounds exactly like this:

    win door rain

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    #27

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Okay, the first line is not too bad.

    With the second line (standing in the wind and the rain), don't stop after the word wind. Try to connect the final 'd' to the 'a' of and.

    Here's another exercise for you. Look at this short phrase:

    wind or rain

    Try to say it so that it sounds exactly like this:

    win door rain
    Does not too bad mean my sentence pronunciation is not clear and will not be understood ?

    https://clyp.it/dwfufaat
    Last edited by ensan; 18-Nov-2019 at 19:17.

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    #28

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    Does not too bad mean my sentence pronunciation is not clear and will not be understood ?
    No, it means it's okay.

    That's good. Well done. You are connecting the words much better than before.

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    #29

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    Does not too bad mean my sentence pronunciation is not clear and will not be understood?

    https://clyp.it/dwfufaat
    Not too bad does not mean bad. It means the opposite. If he had said not too good you could assume things hadn't gone well.
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