Consonant sounds of American English: Sounds that Pop, Part 2. Here are some more sounds that pop in English. /k/ as in came, /g/ as in game, /tsh/ as in chip, /dzh/ as in jam. First, let's practice /k/ as in came and /g/ as in game. For both of these sounds the back of your tongue comes up. And touches the top of your mouth in the back. Build up pressure and release. /k/ is voiceless like a whisper. Try these words, cap, cream, sky, lock. /g/ is voiced. Try these words, girl, green, bigger, rug. Say these words with /k/ and /g/. Carry, kitchen, clean, account, pack, garden, give, gloves, against, bag. Now try these sentences with /k/ and /g/. Be careful when you cross Green Street. We grow carrots and kale in our garden. I got some ugly green gloves as a gift. Can you come to Kansas with us? There are two more sounds in English that pop, but they're a little different from the others. They pop, but they end with a hiss. These sounds are /tsh/ as in chip and /dzh/ as in gyp. For both of these sounds your tongue touches the top of your mouth farther back than when you say /t/. Your lips should be a little bit rounded. Then you release the air with a hissing sound. Linguists call these two sounds affricates. /tsh/ is voiceless like a whisper. Try these words, chip, chain, achieve, reach. /dzh/ is voiced. Try these words, jam, giant, adjust, bridge. Now say these words with /tsh/ and /dzh/. Cheese, challenge, chalk, future, touch, jump, jacket, judge, reject, badge. Now try these sentences with /tsh/ and /dzh/. Cheerful children were playing on the beach. Structural engineers need a college education. I had a chicken sandwich and juice for lunch. Which game did you choose, chess or checkers? We've practiced these popping sounds. /k/ as in came, /g/ as in game, /tsh/ as in chip and /dzh/ as in jam. Thank you for practicing.