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The Voiced TH sound

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Pronunciation: The Voiced "th" Sound

Minimal Pairs

thee


Dee


Lee


bathe


bade


other


udder


then


den


zen


breathe


breed


father


fodder

that






teethe


tease





they


day


lay


writhe


ride





there


dare


lair


loathe


load





though


dough


low









Challenging Words

feather


the


rhythm


thereupon


zither


they


rhythmic


therewith


lather


theirs


therefore




rather


they've






In Phrases

rhythm, rhyme and harmony


under the weather


teething ring


That was then, this is now


one or the other


lather, rinse, repeat


either this one or that one


bathing beauties


a feather in her cap


father, mother, sister brother






Dialogue

A: Is your father coming to the gathering this Saturday?


B: No. Neither is my mother.


A: That's too bad. My brother was looking forward to seeing them.


B: Well, they're both a little under the weather.


A: Oh, sorry to hear that. Can I send something or other to cheer them up?


B: Please don't bother. They'll be fine.


Oral Reading

Even though my father is a weatherman, he can't predict with absolute certainty whether it will rain or not. Neither can the other people who work with him. They say there's only a thirty per cent chance of rain, and the next thing you know, it's pouring. They predict snow, and there's nothing for another five days. Then, there's a blizzard. So rather than trust my father's weather forecasts, I use a more reasonable approach. I ask my mother.


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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16