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A consonant digraph is when two consonants come together to create one sound.

The word digraph comes from Greek and can be split into: di (two) and graph (written).

These examples use the letters t and h to spell two slightly different sounds – the unvoiced th (/θ/) and the voiced th (/ð/).

But fear not, understanding these sounds is simpler than it seems!

The unvoiced th (/θ/) is produced when air passes between the tongue and the upper front teeth, as in words like think and thick.

On the other hand, the voiced th (/ð/) occurs when the vocal cords vibrate while making the sound, as heard in words like this and brother.

Click on the speaker icons to hear each of these th words pronounced. Repeat them. Do you notice how your tongue changes position?

think I think my spelling will improve if I practise every day.
thank Thank you for the invitation to the party.
thick The bear has thick fur.
thin Stray cats are often very thin.
three The wedding cake was in three tiers.
third He came third in the race.
thousand I won a thousand dollars in the draw.
thought I thought the film was really good.
thrill Fast fairground rides give me a thrill.
throat I keep sneezing and my throat is sore.
throb Is it a burning pain or is it more like a throb?
through He kicked the ball through the window.
throw I want to throw a snowball at my brothers.
thrush A thrush has speckled plumage.
thunder The thunder made a tremendous noise.
cloth Silk is a very fine type of cloth.
fifth May is the fifth month.
tenth Today is the tenth anniversary of our marriage.
length A centimetre is a unit of length.
strength Superman had superhuman strength.

Learn more about these words in Unit 4. Spelling the consonant digraphs, Part 1

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