Questions tagged [consonant-clusters]

A consonant cluster is a group of consonants with no intervening vowel, e.g. /st/ or /fl/.

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To native English speaker(preferable British English), how do you pronounce [dz] in rides, roads, boards?

From many youtube videos I watched, 'rides' sounds like 'rise', 'roads' sounds like 'rose'. My question is, are native speakers drop the 'd' sound when followed by the 'z' sound? If not, what is the ...
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About the pronunciation: the TH sound seems to be silent just after the S sound

When enjoying this beautiful song, I can't help but ask a question just like why the TH sound of that seems silent when used after the S sound. In my brain, the sound formed itself "recklessat" just ...
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do they sometimes omit the /d/ , /t/ sounds of the -ed ending?

In the phrase CCTV, closed circuit television; do we omit the -ed, and just say /kləʊz-sərkət-.../ in fast, connected speech. And, about the word "closed" itself, is it finished with an /zd/ or /st/ ...
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Pronunciation of “met her” in American English

According to what I have been taught about American English: Consonant /t/ becomes flap between vowels (when not being onset of stressed syllable) Consonant /h/ becomes silent (when not [same as ...
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How to distinguish 'month' and 'months' in pronunciation?

How to pronounce the two and distinguish them in pronunciation as I almost hear them the same.
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What is the difference between /tr/ & /tʃ/?

I'm very confused! A youtube video explained /tr/ should be pronounced like /tʃr/. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNHI1biK0-4. Another youtube video explained /tr/ should be pronounced like /t/ ...
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How to pronounce words that end in consonant clusters like '-nds' or '-ths'?

I want to know how to pronounce words that end in consonant clusters such as '-nds' (e.g. sounds), '-th' (e.g. fifth, sixth), and 'ths' (e.g. clothes).
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How to pronounce combined consonants?

My mother tongue, Korean, makes a syllable with vowels. So it’s very hard to pronounce or hear the sounds combined consonants in a row. Would you explain how to make the ‘fts’ sound in tufts, minutely?...