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Re: Question about consonants in English

Date:Saturday, December 15, 2007, 1:07
In a message dated 12/14/2007 6:02:09 PM Central Standard Time,
gijsstrider@GMAIL.COM writes:

> The word 'Bed' I pronounce > naturally as [b3t], and if I try really hard to voice the /d/ it comes > out as [b3.d@] or [b3d.d@]. > > I was wondering if you had any tips for me to improve my pronouncation > of English, or if I just should keep using the [@] at the end of the > words. > > I look forward to your replies. > > Yours, > > Geijss Streijde >
Have you tried saying [b3.d@], but stopping before you get to the final [@]? Or say it in sentences or phrases with a following vowel or voiced consonant and running it all together without pauses: The bad bed didn't feel right. It seems that the only time you should have a problem with this is when 'bed' is followed by silence or an unvoiced consonant. Is this right? stevo </HTML>