Sound Contrast: /d/ vs. /ð/

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Listen to the difference between the consonant sounds (/d/ vs. /ð/) in the following pairs of words.

  • dare dare | there there
  • day day | they they
  • den den | then then
  • die die | thy thy
  • dough dough | though though
  • doze doze | those those
  • fodder fodder | father father
  • ladder ladder | lather lather
  • laid laid | lathe lathe
  • udder udder | other other

Depending on your native language distinguishing the difference can be very easy or very difficult.

Test your ability to hear the difference between /d/ and /ð/.

Instructions: listen to the word and then pick the best match.


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