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American English...Voiced & Voiceless

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bull/pull, big/pig, bin/pin, bowl/pole
gold/cold, good/could, goat/coat, gate/Kate
die/tie, down/town, dime/time, dim/Tim
van/fan, vine/fine, view/few, very/ferry
gin/chin, jug/chug, Jane/chain, Jill/chill,
J
ew/chew, danger/'doncha' = 'don't you'¹
these/this, as/mass,
has/hassle, puzzle/pestle
the/thing, thou/thousand
(voiced: this, those, them;
voiceless: think, through, thorn)
   Asia, leisure, measure, seizure, treasure, pleasure
lagged/lacked, halved/laughed, nabbed/napped
activity, battle, better, little, British, butter, beautiful, dirty, thirty, forty*
   

 

¹ The sound is . Other examples of this sound:
'woncha' = "won't you", cantcha = can't you, picture, miniature, feature, signature

² This feature of American English appears to be increasingly common in British and other Englishes

 

Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording Approx age


Mr Cory A Perrin
Mr Tarek El Messidi

Virginia
Tennessee
Oct 31, 2000
Mar 2, 2006
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25

 

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