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    Default pronouce "t" in "little" and "better"

    hello,

    i want to know how to pronounce "t" in "little" and "better" it sounds like "d" but it's not exactly that.



    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: pronouce "t" in "little" and "better"

    Quote Originally Posted by router_ View Post
    hello,

    i want to know how to pronounce "t" in "little" and "better" it sounds like "d" but it's not exactly that.



    thanks in advance
    If the T is in the middle of the word, intonation changes the sound to a soft D.
    Letter sounds like ledder

    Water, daughter, bought a, caught a, lot of, got a, later, meeting, better
    Practice these sentences:
    What a good idea [w'd' güdäi deey']
    Put it in a bottle. [pü di di n' bäd'l]
    Get a better water heater. [gedda bedder wäder heeder]
    Put all the data in the computer. [püdall the dayd' in the k'mpyuder]
    Patty ought to write a better letter. [pædy äd' ride a bedder ledder]
    source:americanaccent.com

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    Default Re: pronouce "t" in "little" and "better"

    Quote Originally Posted by router_ View Post
    hello,

    i want to know how to pronounce "t" in "little" and "better" it sounds like "d" but it's not exactly that.



    thanks in advance
    In most places, they're pronounced 't'.
    There are variations in various regions, but if you're a learner, I can't see any reason not to just pronounce it 't' unless you particularly want to copy a Cockney or American accent.
    Last edited by Raymott; 25-Jul-2010 at 19:36. Reason: Change region to reason

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    Default Re: pronouce "t" in "little" and "better"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    In most places, they're pronounced 't'.
    There are variations in various regions, but if you're a learner, I can't see any region not to just pronounce it 't' unless you particularly want to copy a Cockney or American accent.
    Hi Ray, did you really want to use "region"? or you wanted to say "reason"?

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    Default Re: pronouce "t" in "little" and "better"

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Hi Ray, did you really want to use "region"? or you wanted to say "reason"?
    Excuse my butting in - but hanky's confusion can be easily dispelled.

    It must have been a slip - easily explained by the idea of regional pronunciation differences (that is, the idea was in Raymott's mind, so it was an easy slip to make).

    b

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    hi
    Thanks a lot. i more confortable with that now.

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    Default Re: pronouce "t" in "little" and "better"

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Hi Ray, did you really want to use "region"? or you wanted to say "reason"?
    That was a Freudian slip. I'll change it.

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