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Voiced alveolar plosive

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Template:Infobox IPA The voiced alveolar plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is , and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is d.

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Features

Features of the voiced alveolar plosive:

Varieties of [d]

IPA Description
plain d
or aspirated or breathy voice d
palatalized d
labialized d
unreleased d
voiceless d

In English

The voiced alveolar plosive occurs in English, and it is the sound represented by the letter 'd' in dog and bombed. However, in modern English, the letter 'd' does not always denote /d/: in the past participle of verbs ending in a voiceless consonant (e.g., washed), 'd' is devoiced to /t/.

In other languages

The [d] sound is a common sound cross-linguistically. Many languages have at least a plain [d], and some distinguish more than one variety. In many languages, like English, the letter d is used to represent the [d] sound in spellings of words.

See also


Sounds of the world's languages
International Phonetic Alphabet
Consonants | Vowels
Places of articulation Manners of articulation

Bilabial | Labiodental | Labial-velar | Dental | Alveolar | Postalveolar | Alveolo-palatal | Retroflex | Palatal | Velar | Uvular | Pharyngeal | Epiglottal | Glottal

Nasals | Plosives | Fricatives | Affricates | Laterals | Approximants | Flaps/Taps | Trills | Ejectives | Implosives | Clicks

de:Stimmhafter alveolarer Plosiv

pt:Oclusiva alveolar sonora

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