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,
> 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
> I look forward to your replies.
> 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?