/d/ becoming /g/

/d/ → /g/

Now the plosive alveolar /d/ is followed by a sound that is produced at the back of the mouth, a velar (a /k/or a /g/), so the /d/ is assimilated into a voiced velar /g/. As you can see, the place of articulation changes, but the manner  and the voicing (voiced) are kept.



/d/ (followed by /k/ or /g/) becomes /g/

sound_loud_speaker You should come.       ǀ ʃʊg ˈkʌm ǀ

sound_loud_speaker He should go.       ǀ ʃʊg ˈgəʊ ǀ


sound_loud_speaker He had very low self-esteem, so he didn’t feel he could go and actually approach this person about what they’d said about him (Theresa Gannon, BBC4).

sound_loud_speaker They showed that the Red Army could contain and to some measure push back the German advance (John Barber, British documentary).


Again, this can happen within a word:

sound_loud_speaker This podcast is supported by advertizing outside the UK (BBC4). /ˈpɒgkɑːst/


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