Pronunciation exercises: /d/ vs /ð/

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ð

they /ðeɪ/

d

day /deɪ/

/d/ is an alveolar consonant. /ð/ is a dental consonant. This means that the tongue is between the teeth for /ð/ and not for /d/.

/d/ is a stop consonant. /ð/ is a fricative consonant. This means /ð/ may be much longer than /d/.

Minimal pairs[edit]

  • breed - breathe; dare - there, their, they're; day - they; den - then; dough, doe - though; doze - those; header - heather; ladder - lather; load - loathe; sued - soothe; udder - other; wordy - worthy;