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Voicing of 'th' in "thank"

Postby Lucus Eques » Sun May 03, 2009 3:15 am

My fiancée just pointed out to me that I apparently voice the 'th' in "thank" and "thanks" just as in the word "this" — which apparently is not in the dictionary! it's supposed to be unvoiced, as in "think."

Is this just me? or are there other dialects or variations of this? I feel like I'm going mad!
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Re: Voicing of 'th' in "thank"

Postby thesaurus » Sun May 03, 2009 4:30 am

I don't think I've ever heard (of) that usage. Looks like we're headed for the Great Consonant Shift.
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Re: Voicing of 'th' in "thank"

Postby jaihare » Sun May 03, 2009 10:33 am

I definitely pronounce it without voice — as [θ] and not as [ð]. ;)
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Re: Voicing of 'th' in "thank"

Postby benissimus » Sun May 03, 2009 12:17 pm

Unvoiced here as well (West Coast Leftpondia). The voiced version doesn't sound strange to me though, even if it's not listed in the dictionary.
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Re: Voicing of 'th' in "thank"

Postby Bert » Sun May 03, 2009 12:23 pm

occasionally my pronunciation of certain words gets criticized but never "thank you."
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Re: Voicing of 'th' in "thank"

Postby Essorant » Wed May 06, 2009 5:10 am

You must not be putting enough stress on the word.
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