Today we will learn about pronunciation of -ed.
Do you know how to pronounce -ed?
Pronunciation of suffix -ed depends on the last sound of the verb or noun which is usually a consonant.
Suffix -ed can be pronounced in three different ways:
If the last consonant sound of the word ends in one of these sounds, the suffix -ed is pronounced as /id/.
Examples of words ending in the /id/ sound:
If the last consonant sound of the word is voiceless (no vibration of the vocal cords), the suffix -ed is pronounced as /t/.
Examples of words ending in /t/ sound:
If the last consonant sound of the word is voiced sound (the vocal cords are vibrated), the suffix -ed is pronounced as /d/.
With voiced sounds, the vocal chords are vibrated, which can be felt in the throat. All vowels are voiced, and some consonants.
Examples of words ending in /d/ sound: