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    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'.
    Whatever! I don't really care.

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    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'.
    Yes, it's odd. We can dismiss the first one (03.00" about) as a self-edit; I think it's more likely, given the context (though not, maybe, the speaker ) that the offending word was something like 'convention'. But the second slip (at about 23.00") is very strange. Anyway, it's a slip - nothing to worry about.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    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/.
    well, I think it's like what BobK said, it's just a slip of the tongue.
    So, just pronounce the way it is!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Yes, it's odd. We can dismiss the first one (03.00" about) as a self-edit; I think it's more likely, given the context (though not, maybe, the speaker ) that the offending word was something like 'convention'. But the second slip (at about 23.00") is very strange. Anyway, it's a slip - nothing to worry about.

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    Well, I second that. By the way, I'm sorry for what I did. You know what I told to one of the moderator who asked me if I was the banned one in this forum?
    I was like, Well, I know I'm in the wrong. Everyone deserve a second chance. Will you please give me a second chance?
    You know, I already changed my bad habits. I don't spam posting a same thread anymore. Neither do I use any chatlish sentences. The OLD me is gone and This is the NEW me. So, please accept me for WHO I AM.
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    Re: Beckham pronounces "Great" with "K" sound???

    Quote Originally Posted by DontBanMe View Post
    well, I think it's like what BobK said, it's just a slip of the tongue.
    Lest this should put K's nose out of joint (), I think a glottal stop is part of the story; but there's a 'slip of the tongue' as well, which makes Beckham seem to some listeners to be using /k/ instead of /t/ (which he's not).

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    #16

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

    I hear a /k/ there, not a glottal stop.

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