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Eng­lish Accent Audio Train­ing – Pro­nounce ‘ed’ as /d/

Recent­ly I was asked a very spe­cif­ic Eng­lish accent train­ing ques­tion by a client. He want­ed to know how to pro­nounce past tense verbs when the ‘ed’ said /d/.

He isn’t the only one who has trou­ble with this when prac­tis­ing an Eng­lish accent.  There is a sim­ple rea­son for this.  It is dif­fi­cult to pro­nounce the last voiced con­so­nant, or vow­el in a word fol­lowed by ‘ed’ when it says /d/, because you are real­ly pro­nounc­ing a con­so­nant blend.

This means you are hav­ing to pro­nounce 2 con­so­nants togeth­er with­out a vow­el in between the con­so­nants.

Because you real­ly need to lis­ten and prac­tise this your­self to improve your Eng­lish accent, I have includ­ed a voice record­ing below for you to lis­ten and repeat.

Eng­lish accent train­ing- how to pro­nounce ‘ed’ –

(video starts after 5 sec­onds)


I have writ­ten the words and sen­tences below so you can see the words as well, while you lis­ten and repeat.

Words in voice record­ing




paired (U.S.)




paired (British and Aus­tralian)

Sen­tences in the voice record­ing

He played with his dog, who wagged his tail when the man showed him the ball.

They pulled their things out, payed  the cashier and moved out of the way.

Hap­py prac­tis­ing.

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If you want more infor­ma­tion on the ‘ed’ end­ing see here

Best wish­es, Esther

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