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    Default Beckham pronounces "Great" with "K" sound???

    Dear all,

    When I watch this video on youtube, I hear David Beckham said "It's such a great tradition", the "great" with "k" at the end, like "greatk", when he said this word again, he also gave the "k" sound at the end, anyone can tell me if it is Beckam's habit or it is common in native pronunciation?? Thanks.

    YouTube - ‪David Beckham - FA Cup Final [Facebook] 13 May 2011‬‏



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    Default Re: Beckham pronounces "Great" with "K" sound???

    You're incorrect, he sais great with a /g/.

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    Default Re: Beckham pronounces "Great" with "K" sound???

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    You're incorrect, he sais great with a /g/.
    Well, what she asked is the final sound of the word GREAT.
    Sounds like there's a sort of k sound at the end of the word ''GREAT''
    That final sound's supposed to be /t/ sound. Maybe he made the t sound indistinctly
    or that's the way he made the /t/ sound

    PS:sorry for correcting you
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    Quote Originally Posted by DontBanMe View Post
    Well, what she asked is the final sound of the word GREAT.
    Sounds like there's a sort of k sound at the end of the word ''GREAT''
    that final sound's supposed to be /t/ sound.maybe he made the t sound indistinctly
    or that's the way he made the /t/ sound

    PS:sorry for correcting you
    Yes, this is what I meant...I feel so wired the word of "Great" should be /t/ sound at the end, but he said k sound at the end....I can't understand why he said it in this way as he is a native english speaker.

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    Default Re: Beckham pronounces "Great" with "K" sound???

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    Yes, this is what I meant...I feel so wired the word of "Great" should be /t/ sound at the end, but he said k sound at the end....I can't understand why he said it in this way as he is a native english speaker.
    Sorry,dude! I can't put my finger on it either.

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    Default Re: Beckham pronounces "Great" with "K" sound???

    It sounds to me as if he said 'great', ending in a glottal stop rather than /t/, then began a word beginning with /k/, changed his mind, and said 'tradition'.

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    Default Re: Beckham pronounces "Great" with "K" sound???

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It sounds to me as if he said 'great', ending in a glottal stop rather than /t/, then began a word beginning with /k/, changed his mind, and said 'tradition'.
    But EngFan said David Beckham did the same thing when he said GREAT again. Was that coincidence or what? Anyway, that doesn't really matter as long as we know the pronounciation of GREAT is GREIT.

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    Default Re: Beckham pronounces "Great" with "K" sound???

    Quote Originally Posted by DontBanMe View Post
    Well, what she asked is the final sound of the word GREAT.
    Sounds like there's a sort of k sound at the end of the word ''GREAT''
    That final sound's supposed to be /t/ sound. Maybe he made the t sound indistinctly
    or that's the way he made the /t/ sound

    PS:sorry for correcting you
    Oh, I thought he or she meant at the end of the video. It's common in working class English dialects to use a glottal stop for a /t/.

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    Default Re: Beckham pronounces "Great" with "K" sound???

    Quote Originally Posted by DontBanMe View Post
    But EngFan said David Beckham did the same thing when he said GREAT again. Was that coincidence or what? Anyway, that doesn't really matter as long as we know the pronounciation of GREAT is GREIT.
    He did it twice. It's possible he was thinking of saying 'great cup'.

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    Default Re: Beckham pronounces "Great" with "K" sound???

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    He did it twice. It's possible he was thinking of saying 'great cup'.
    Maybe....otherwise there is no /k/ sound at the end of "great"


    http://vocaroo.com/?media=vtNYatPJOoWocokwj
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