[EnglishLanguage 967] Re: pronunciation of ed

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Valley Peters valleydemt at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 10 19:00:31 EST 2007


Mikal,
Would you be willing share your handout with the
group? It's always nice to see what other teachers
have created!

Thank you,
Valley Peters
Director of Adult Programs

--- "Steinbacher, Mikal"
<msteinbacher at cascadia.ctc.edu> wrote:


> I give my students one simple rule .. if the verb

> you are adding "ed" to ends in the sound /t/ or /d/,

> then it is pronounced /id/. If the verb ends in any

> other sound, "ed" is not pronounced /id/. The /t/

> and /d/ pronounciations of "ed" are hard to mess up

> because the voiced/unvoiced pronunciation of "ed"

> some how just happen right. But /id/ is very easy

> to add to any verb! I have a handout that gives

> them practice and the "rules" in writing ...

>

> ________________________________

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> mary

> Sent: Tue 1/9/2007 1:56 PM

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> Subject: [EnglishLanguage 953] pronunciation of ed

>

>

>

> Regarding the various pronunciations of our past

> tense "ed":

>

>

>

> The widely used Wilson reading program which I

> taught for many years teaches

> one signifier or spelling for our regular past

> tense: ed, but it teaches

> three pronunciations for this single spelling:

>

>

>

> T as in jumped, walked, cooked

>

> D as in spilled, watered

>

> ED as in pasted, posted, completed

>

>

>

> Mary

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: "Tom Zurinskas" <truespel at hotmail.com>

> To: <englishlanguage at nifl.gov>

> Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 11:37 AM

> Subject: [EnglishLanguage 949] Re: Help with

> pronunciation issues

>

>

> >

> > Nicole is right (I think) that most accents

> replace the d with a t-sound

> > for

> > "jumped" (~jumpt or even ~jumt). Perhaps those

> who say the "p" also say

> > the

> > "d", but I think most folks don't say the "p"

> either. Sooo I left the "d"

> > in there to show past tense as per usual tradspel

> (traditional spelling).

> > There are a lot of t/d switches and truespel's

> "Beginner's Dictionary of

> > USA

> > English" (authorhouse.com) shows them as

> alternative pronunciations. Most

> > prevalent is the d for t switch in USA accent,

> such as "budder" for

> > "butter". This book is actually the complete

> Voice of America

> > intermediate

> > dictionary with a truespel pronunciation guide

> inserted where no guide was

> > prevalent (with permission).

> >

> > Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL4+

> > See truespel.com and the 4 truespel books at

> authorhouse.com.

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >>From: Bonnita Solberg <bdsunmt at sbcglobal.net>

> >>Reply-To: The Adult English Language Learners

> Discussion

> >>List<englishlanguage at nifl.gov>

> >>To: The Adult English Language Learners Discussion

> >>List<englishlanguage at nifl.gov>

> >>Subject: [EnglishLanguage 942] Re: Help with

> pronunciation issues

> >>Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 16:04:45 -0800 (PST)

> >>

> >>Hi Nicole: I strongly believed the "t" of "ed"

> sound after the voiceless

> >>"p" was pretty much universal in the US, but I was

> giving the benefit of

> >>the doubt. I agree about precious; I pronounce

> "groceries" as

> >>"groshries". I know there are variations, but it

> seems to me this system

> >>has too many "variations". Have you looked

> through "Truespel"? Does

> >>your

> >>program serve ESl students; if so, what

> pronnciation system do you use?

> >>And what is your opinion of TrueSpel for ESOL

> adults? Bonnita

> >>

> >>Nicole Graves <cnaamh at rcn.com> wrote:

> Bonnita,

> >>

> >> You West Coast accent has nothing to do with

> saying a [t] at the end of

> >>"jumped". As you know, the [t] ending is the

> correct one following the

> >>voiceless sound [p] + "ed".

> >> "Precious" could have variations. How do you

> pronounce "groceries"? I

> >>say [grosheries].

> >>

> >> Nicole B. Graves

> >> The Center for New Americans

> >> Amherst, Greenfield, Northampton, MA

> >>

> >>

> >

> >

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