One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make (a vowel or voiced consonant) voiceless.‘the devoicing of the final consonant is compensated for by a lengthening of the preceding vowel or diphthong’
- ‘The other step in making granted sound exactly the same as granite is to devoice the final /d/.’
- ‘Among other things, it's not uncommon to hear a German native speaker devoicing at least some final consonants while speaking English.’
- ‘Final voiced consonants tend to be devoiced: ‘dok’ for dog, ‘piecess’ for pieces.’
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