Pronunciation of some adjectives ending in -ed
The thing is that some adjectives ending in -ed have a special pronunciation and the -ed is not pronounced /d/ or /t/ but /id/. Let’s have a look at them:
To make matters worse, aged is pronounced | eɪdʒd | when it means years old (my grandmother, aged 93, is a very smart person) or when it is a verb but, when it is an adjective it is pronounced | eɪdʒid |
♥ All the young men went to fight in the war; and only the aged | eɪdʒid | and infirm remained behind.
Other adjectives ending in -ed follow the rule for the pronunciation of the -ed ending, i.e., pronounced /id/ only after /d/ or /t/.