THE CONSONANT "D"

/d/

SOURCE: Germanic */d/; EME /ð/ [See "Early Middle English Alternation of /d/ and /ð/" .]

Voiced alveolar stop

The consonant /d/ has been stable from OE through PDE.

CONSONANT
OE /d/
ME /d/
EME /d/
PDE /d/
SPELLING
d
d, dd
d, dd, ed
d, dd, ed
EXAMPLE
dom
dom
doom
doom

SOUND

CHANGES AFFECTING /d/

ME /d/

Intrusive consonant

EME /d/

Assibilation

Loss in consonant clusters with /s/

Alternation with /ð/

Spelling pronunciation in loanwords