Voiced and Voiceless Consonants

In English, consonants are either Voiced or Voiceless.

Voiced – The vocal chords vibrate

Voicless – The vocal chords do not vibrate

The Voiced Consonants in English are:

b, d, g, j, l, m, n, ng, r, th (like in the) v, z

Practice saying the Voiced Consonants

  • all vowels are also voiced

The Voiceless Consonants in English are:

ch, f, h, k, p, s, sh, t, th (like in think)

Practice saying the Voiceless Consonants