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  • 028 T as in Tot and d as in Dot

    Continuing with the plosives we have:

    T which is not voiced and also its voiced equivalent D. Compare the two sounds and listen for the voice in the D sound:

    T/D T/D T/D T/D

    To make the T sound, press the tip of your tongue against the alveolar ridge - the gum line just above and behind your ...

  • 029 K as in Kick and G as in Gag

    The consonant C can sometimes be pronounced “S” as in “since” but here we are looking at the hard, plosive, unvoiced “K” sound indicated by both the letters C and K. So that’s “K” as in “can”. And we are also looking at its voiced equivalent “G” as in “get”.

    Compare the two sounds:

    K/G K/G K/G...

  • 030 F as in Faff and V as in Van

    Another unvoiced and voiced pair of sounds are “FFF” usually denoted by the letter F and “VVV” denoted by the letter V. Sometimes the letter F can require a voiced “VVV” sound as in the word “of”. The double F in “off” has the unvoiced “FFF” sound. As ever, you can always refer to a dictionary’s ...