"the gun discharged on its own during the struggle"

How is d pronounced here? Is it like [t] or like [d] (especially given that the following word "on" starts with a vowel sound)?

Neither Webster, nor Cambridge, nor Collins provide pronunciation transcriptions for "ed" in the end of some verbs' past forms.

  • If you're having difficulty pronouncing the '....ged' part, you can substitute /ʒ/ for /d͡ʒ/ as I explained in this answer so 'discharged on' becomes [dɪst͡ʃɑːrʒd ɒn]
    – Void
    Commented Jan 13, 2021 at 19:46

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It's pronounced [d]. The bridge between the [dʒ] and the [d] may be difficult for native speakers of languages that lack the [dʒ] sound or that avoid combinations of consonants.

  • Difficult for native speakers???
    – brilliant
    Commented Jul 1, 2019 at 6:09
  • @brilliant read the rest of the sentence?
    – TypeIA
    Commented Jul 1, 2019 at 6:35
  • Ah! I got it. Thank you.
    – brilliant
    Commented Jul 1, 2019 at 9:10

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