Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Consonant letters and their sounds

LettersSoundsExamples
b[b]baby, best, buy, bring, blind, absent, about, number, labor, robber, tub
c[s]
[k]
center, cellar, cigarette, cinema, agency, notice;
cake, come, cucumber, clean, cry, scratch, act, panic
d[d]day, dear, die, door, duty, admire, hidden, lady, kind, ride, ended
f[f]fast, female, five, forest, fund, fry, flight, often, deaf, cuff
g[g]
[j]
[zh]
game, gap, get, go, gun, great, global, giggle, ago, begin, dog, egg;
general, gin, giant, agent, suggest, Egypt, energy, huge, manage;
mirage, garage, beige, rouge
h[h]
[-]
hair, help, history, home, hotel, hunt, behind, inherit;
hour, honor, honest, heir, vehicle, Sarah
j[j]jam, Jane, jet, jelly, Jim, jingle, joke, John, June, just
k[k]Kate, kind, kill, kilogram, sky, blanket, break, take, look
l[l]late, let, live, alone, close, slim, please, old, nicely, table, file, all
m[m]make, men, mind, mother, must, my, common, summer, name, form, team
n[n]napkin, never, night, no, nuclear, funny, student, kindness, ton, sun
p[p]paper, person, pick, pour, public, repair, apple, keep, top, crisp
q (qu)[kw]
[k]
quality, question, quite, quote, equal, require;
unique, technique, antique, grotesque
r[r]rain, red, rise, brief, grow, scream, truck, arrive, hurry, turn, more, car
s[s]
[z]
send, simple, song, system, street, lost, kiss, release;
cause, present, reason, realism, advise, always, is, was
t[t]task, tell, time, tone, tune, hotel, attentive, student, boat, rest
v[v]vast, vein, vivid, voice, even, review, invest, give, move, active
w[w]wall, war, way, west, wind, word, would, swear, swim, twenty, twist
x[ks]
[gz]
[z]
exercise, exchange, expect, ex-wife, axis, fix, relax;
exam, exact, executive, exert, exist, exit, exult;
Xenon, Xerox, xenophobia, xylophone
z[z]
[ts]
zero, zoo, horizon, puzzle, crazy, organize, quiz, jazz;
pizza, Mozart, Nazi, waltz

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