Is there a rule to correctly pronounce the past tense of a verb ? ie. "t" or "d" as in "passed" or "climbed"
Thank you very much
No, approved pronunciations are available however, by using a common dictionary, such as this one:
you can get a good idea about how it should be pronounced. If you want to get really technical, this is how the pros do it:
Post Edited (11-24-04 13:57)
While I have heard people use the"t" instead of the "d" , I always thought it was a regional pronunciation.
Thank Les. But it doesn't pronounce the verb in the past tense !
Check out the second site I listed, Tonette.
From the site:
Trucks do not stop for little cars.
Frozen bread does not rise.
Education did not help her marriage.
Credit cards will not solve your problems.
"Wonderful ! Wonderful"
Great! Thank you so much Les.
Don't forget the Shakespearean variation (This IS a poetry site) using 'ed'.
We would say striped (T at the end)
He might say stripe-ed
Why do birds sing?
Don't forests balance the environment?
When did the Ice Age end?
Didn't Lincoln eliminate slavery?
Won't we (ever) learn?
Where will the spaceship land?
Thank YOU Les
Manuel the Cat was Stripe-ed !
Manuel is stripe-ed
he most certainly is!
I knew a few stripers, but they didn't look like Manuel. As a matter of fact, I'm sure their moves were automatic.
Post Edited (11-24-04 14:50)
Oh the one cat
is so stripe-ed
and the other
cat is small
and the one called
Little White Cat
Go ask Manuel
if he's striped as hell
"After /t/ and /d/ -ed is always pronounced /id/
After /p/, /k/, /f/, /s/, /sh/, /th/ and /ch/ -ed is always pronounced /t/ and after all other sounds, including vowels, it is always pronounced /d/. "