Unitat 33

/ʃ/ and /ʤ/

Contingut exercicis

Click on the links and listen to the different sounds.

Notice that in /ʃ/, there is no voice from the throat. Instead, you can feel the air coming out from your mouth. This is known as a voiceless sound (there is no vibration in the vocal chords). It sounds like as if you were asking for silence.

When pronouncing /dʒ/ there is voice from the throat. This is known as a voiced sound (the vocal chords vibrate). The /dʒ/ sound begins with a complete stoppage of airflow. Practice by pronouncing the /ʒ/ sound for an extended period of time while stopping and releasing airflow.

 

Below, some examples for both sounds:

/ʃ/

/dʒ/

beginning

middle end beginning middle

end

she

shore

sugar

fashion

pressure

machine

ocean

crash

wish

station

joke

job

general

judge

danger

major

project

ridge

edge

rage

judge

As you can see, the /ʃ/ sound can be written with sh, s, c, ch, ss. The suffix -tion is also pronounced with this sound.

However, the /dʒ/ sound can be spelled with j or dg(e), g(e) depending on the position of the sound in the word. Notice that the final -e is not pronounced.

 

Exercici 1

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.

Exercici 2

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.

Exercici 3

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.