Asked • 01/18/20

What phonetic sounds are some of the last sounds for a child to master?

The phonemes /k/ and /t/ may be some of the last sounds a child might master. Some children may not master their differences until as late as 7 years old.

Interestingly when dictation on smart phones first came out people may have noticed that the words they spoke into their phones or devices were typing "k" when a /t/ sound was spoken or the device typed a "t" when the /k/ sound was spoken. Hearing the differences between these two sounds greatly depends on understanding how they are produced when speaking, something technology took time to learn.

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Emily C. answered • 29d

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Sharon L. answered • 01/20/20

Experienced,Patient Elementary and ESL Teacher MEd./TESOL

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