South African English Voiced & Voiceless
note: the words and symbols below refer to the British English sounds.
|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, oval/offal|
gin/chin, jug/chug, Jane/chain, June/tune, lunge/lunch, Jill/chill, Jew/chew, Jews' Day/Tuesday, hedge/fetch, danger/'doncha' = 'don't you'*
|these/this, as/mass, has/hassle, puzzle/pestle|
thou/thousand (voiced: this,
them, clothes; voiceless: think, through, thorn, cloth)
measure, treasure, pleasure
|lagged/lacked, laughed/halved, nabbed/napped|
The sound is . Other examples of this sound:
'woncha' = "won't you", picture, miniature, feature, signature
Also: "do you" is often pronounced to sound exactly the same as "Jew"
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|Speaker||Geographical origin||Date of recording||Approx age|
Feb 10, 2006