Unit 3.1

Letter: d

Introduction

The letter d is usually pronounced as /d/, but also as other different sounds.

Form

D can be pronounced as:

Uppercase Lowercase Phonology
D d /d/

/dʒ/

silent

Example

  1. /d/:
    • day;
    • dog;
    • dream.
  2. /dʒ/:
    • gradual;
    • graduate;
    • graduation.
  3. Silent d:
    • handsome;
    • Wednesday;
    • pledge

Use

D is pronounced as /dʒ/:

  • When there is a vowel followed by -du.

Silent d:

  • When appears before n and g (-dn);
  • Some common words: handsome, handkerchief, sandwich.

Exercises

External link to Letter: d exercises (1233).




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