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    American /t/ at the end of the word

    Hi
    Can anyone tell me the tongue position of /t/ sound when it comes as a stop at the end of words?
    I tried to raise the tongue as if I am going to say a true /t/ and stop before the tongue touches anywhere, but it sounded too much unpleasent and something different than what native speakers say.
    I also tried to raise the tongue as I am going to say a true /t/ and quickly close the vocal folds but it sounds a hard glottal stop.
    any ideas?

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    Re: American /t/ at the end of the word

    There's a video at Rachel's English you might find pretty helpful.

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    Re: American /t/ at the end of the word

    Here is a tip about production of /t/ at the end of a word: you should release it like an inaudible release. There is a different between unreleased stops and inaudible releases. This tip works with /p/, /t/, /k/. Many voice trainers teach this.

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