Pronouncing"asked", "d" or "t" on the end?

by Carol Atkins
(Columbus, Ga)



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What is the correct ending sound for the word "asked"? This is an interesting question because it is difficult to differentiate between the endings of some words.

In this case it is a "T" sound, askt. It is a "k" and "t" sound together.

Here are more examples;

"t" sound

Asked

Danced

Finished

Jumped

Reached

Worked

Liked

Stopped

Hard "d" sound


Happened

Died

Showed

worried

Called

listened (to)

Rained

Served

"d" sound (Additional Syllable)


Counted

Pointed

Waited

Accepted

Invited

Created

Existed

Lifted

I hope that helps you hear and notice the difference.

Cheers,
Diana

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Nov 06, 2010
Pronouncing "asked", "d" or "t" on the end?
by: Anonymous

Here are the rules for the pronunciation of :

is pronounced /t/ when it comes after a "voiceless sound" as in "asked" or "hoped."
for example, /k/in "ask" and /p/ in "hope" are voiceless consonants, we do don't use our vocal cords - no vibration.

is pronounced /d/ when it comes after a "voiced sound" as in "begged" or "rubbed."
/g/ and /b/ are voiced consonants, we use our vocal cords - there is vibration.

is pronounced /Id/ when it comes after or For example "wanted" "needed." Only in this case do we add the extra syllable.

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