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PRONUNCIATION: CONSONANTS
 

g
age, message, bandage, cage, damage, danger, emergency, garbage, allergic, apologize, digital, engine, apology, clergy, general, gentle, gentle giant, germ, language, luggage, manage, register, giraffe, imagine, gymnasium, gymnastics, orange, package, page, stage, stranger, teenager, margin, magic, rigid, tragic, gypsy, pudge`, gel
jungle, jack, jingle bells, jolly, James, jewelry, jelly

y
yes, yell, yet, you, yolk, yellow

v
arrive, vowel, vocal, very, Van Gogh, vaccuum, village, drive, devil, brave, achieve, advise, avoid, vanity, Evan, give, thrive, shiver, clover, move, improve, novel

z
buzz, zebra, zoo, zap, easy, breeze, causal, bizarre, agonize, analyze, amazing, dazed and confused, bruise, cruise, cheese, freeze, gazebo, treason, enzyme, reason, doze, bulldozer, bees, fees, please, czar, crazy

S vs Sh
soul, shoulder, sake, Shall We Dance?, shoes and socks, cellar, seller, something, salmon,
Sandy sells sea shells by the sea shore.
Samuel should sell shoulder pads to the soccer players on Sunday.
Stand by the window sill and tell me if you see Shelly sitting in her studio.
Speak softly so that the soldiers won’t hear you.

zh
massage, mirage, beige, garage; version, conclusion, decision, usual, casual, measure, exposure, visual, seizure, luxurious, genre

w
wander, wacky, wall, wish, wither, wicker, win, well, where, when, why, we’ll, wheel, we’re, weird, slower, flower; would, wood, wool, wolf, womb, wonder, won, wok, walk

h
have, height, helicopter, husband, hello, Homo Erectus, Here and Now, hospital, happy, Harry Houdini

r
right, over, cartoon, there, bird, service, girl, ready, race, rain forest, rainstorm, react, Ronda, runner, rock and roll, trail, Freddy Kruger, Freddy Mercury, sorry, brat, fraternity, crass, pretty, free, frivolous

(remember, “rah” is very similar to “wah”)

d
date, confide, danger, Dominic, inside, doctor, murder, darts, Brad, divide

th (vocalized)
this, that, the, there, though, than, rather, father, writhe, feather, leather, clothe / clothes, gather

th (non-vocal)
think, thick, thin, thorough, through, cloth, sloth, with, author, wrath, bath, teeth