Don and Dots
Most often, the /d/ sound in the initial, final, and medial positions is made by the consonant d as it is represented in words such as desk, bed, and middle. The use of the consonant d is very consistent--it only makes this one sound. However, when d is doubled, one d is silent, as in fiddle. It can also be pronounced /t/ as in the words tipped, mopped, and hoped.