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Short Answer The /d/ at the end of the word phoned will be indeed be devoiced when the word is said in isolation and will therefore sound similar to a [t] - if one is listening very carefully. If you teach -ed endings you'll probably end up clearly enunciating the final consonant, whereas it would normally have no audible release in normal speech. This is ...


I think it is pretty common in various English dialects for /b/ /d/ /g/ at the end of a word to be pronounced as unaspirated voiceless [p] [t] [k], by which I mean consonants said without vibration of the vocal cords, but without the little puff of air referred to as aspiration. I don't know about British dialects (I'm from Ohio, USA). I haven't heard a ...

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