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Voiced consonants

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Voiced consonants are consonant sounds that are made by vibrating the vocal chords. They can be compared with unvoiced consonants.

Voiced consonants include:
/b/ as in 'bed' /d/ as in 'dip' /g/ as in 'good' /ð/ as in 'the'

In the classroom
Voicing is a useful way to show learners the difference between the sounds in some minimal pairs, for example 'bet' and 'pet'. Teachers ask learners to say 'p' and then 'b' with a hand on their throat to feel the difference in vibration.

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