Voicing

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IPA consonants
Normal sound: /b, d, f, g, h, k, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, v, w, z/
 ʃ  ŋ
show church sing
ʒ  j 
usual judge you
θ ð s
think that see

Voiced sounds[edit]

Description[edit]

First let’s identify some “voiced” sounds. Put your fingers on your throat and say the words open, dog, good and play. You should feel some vibration in your throat at the end of these words.

Enumeration[edit]

Voiced sounds can be described or memorized. For some people memorization is easier than description or deduction.

The voiced sounds in English are all vowels and /b/, /d/, /ð/, /dʒ/, /g/, /j/, /l/, /m/, /n/, /ŋ/, /r/, /v/, /w/, /z/ and /ʒ/.

Unvoiced[edit]

Description[edit]

Now some “unvoiced” sounds. Say push, shop, black and about. You should feel no vibration in your throat at the end of these words.

Enumeration[edit]

Voiceless sounds can be described or memorized. For some people memorization is easier than description or deduction.

The voiceless sounds in English are /f/, /k/, /p/, /s/, /ʃ/, /t/, /tʃ/ and /θ/.

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