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Desmond Dekker: to D, or not to D?

Once you’ve got the English /ð/ sound right, you can play around with it. Here’s Desmond Dekker singing Israelites. He sings a standard English /ð/ at the beginning of that, but listen to the way he sings the /ð/ of the. Is he singing a /ð/ or a /d/?:

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