Substitution of One Sound for Another

d for th as in this

dah thah, da tha, dee thee, doo thoo, doh thoh, daw thaw

ad ath, ed eth, id ith, ood ooth, ud uth, od oth

Pronounce these words vertically then horizontally:

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1. Then Dan did the daring deed.

2. Dick went farther and farther into the dense wood. 3. That day they drove to the northern end of the town.

4. Dorothy's father took her to see the bathers.

5. Daisy's brother climbed the ladder and hung the wreathes.

6. Theodore and Dora went with mother to the leather store.

7. Either father or David will gather the load of heather.

8. Though Dan is darker than Edmond he is lighter than his other brother.

n is a nasal consonant

Equivalents: gn as in gnaw; kn as in knee

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Drill: nah, na, nee, noo, noh, naw
an, en, in, oon, un, on

This sound occurs initially, finally, and medially:

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1. Nelson's nephew gave the newsboy a nickel.

2. The neat nursemaid noticed her neighbor's new runabout.

3. Nancy, Nina, and Nanny are nick-names for Anne. 4. The knave found a keen knife among the nicknacks. 5. Nine knitting needles were in Nellie's new knitting bag.

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1. The sign on the garden fence was blown down. 2. The man's keen eyes scanned the new machine. 3. Nathan joined the Navy when he was nineteen. 4. Milton spent twenty cents for candy and popcorn. 5. Helen's cousin Nicholas will be twenty-one next Monday.

6. Mr. Norman did not increase the rents of his tenants.

7. The Declaration of Independence was written by Jefferson.

8. Herman had prunes, bananas, and nuts for lunch. 9. Benjamin found his fortune in a Nevada mine. 10. Benedict Arnold asked Washington for the command of West Point.

11. The ships were named the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.

12. The cocoon opened one day in June and a fine Luna moth came forth.

13. "Run, little rivulet, run!

Summer is fairly begun.'

14. "Count that day lost whose low descending sun, Views from thy hand no worthy action done.'

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1. The boys hopped, skipped, jumped, and clapped.

2. Sophia left the soft silk in the loft.


The child sobbed when he stubbed his toe.

4. Emma said that trimmed rhymed with rimmed. 5. "He went to the windows of those who slept, And over each pane like a fairy crept.'

6. "From out the torrent's troubled drift

Above the storm our prayers we lift."

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1. The father braved the waves and saved his child.


The teacher believed that the boy had improved. 3. May soothed the child and smoothed his pillow.

4. September is the ninth month and November is the eleventh.

5. The tramp limped to the pump in the stumpy


6. Stephen saved the seven cloven-footed animals. 7. "Thankful to work for all the seven,

Trusting the rest to One in Heaven."

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