Ordinal numbers (e.g. first, third, fortieth) can present problems when mispronounced. They are often similar pronunciation to numerals (e.g. seventeen/seventeenth, four/fourth) but they have a consonant cluster at the end. Error patterns on consonant clusters (devoicing, omission) will result in a potential misunderstanding of the number. In addition, the final th /θ/ on many ordinal numbers can be difficult to say correctly. Use the written words, IPA symbols and recordings below to practice correct final consonant clusters on ordinal numbers.
As you look at the words above, notice that many have the combinations -nth /nθ/ and -tieth /tijəθ/. You might find it helpful to practice these ending sounds on their own, then add them to the ordinal numbers. The recordings below are the /nθ/ and /tijəθ/ endings.
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