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    Hello everyone,
    I just don't know When we do pronounce TH sound as /t/ as in ( Thomas ,Thompson, Thompstone, Thomson, Thun, Thuron, Lesotho, Thames, Thai, and thyme ) !
    Hope i could find my answer here !
    Thanks in advance
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    Default Re: TH as /t/

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmadhandasa View Post
    Hello everyone,
    I just don't know When we do pronounce TH sound as /t/ as in ( Thomas ,Thompson, Thompstone, Thomson, Thun, Thuron, Lesotho, Thames, Thai, and thyme ) !
    Hope i could find my answer here !
    Thanks in advance
    Ahmad,
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    Anything with Thom is /t/. But even natives would have problems with this. For example, I would not be sure about Thuron and Lesotho (though I could at least check Wikipedia for Lesotho, Thailand and Thames).
    In some cases, eg. a woman called Thea, it could go either way - it's personal, as many of those names would be.

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    Default Re: TH as /t/

    Unless you are a broadcaster or work in theater, where the correct pronunciation (listed in dictionaries) is demanded, I don't worry much about this question at all. If you were born in Britain, you would know the pronunciation of Thames as /tɛmz/. I used to live on Mathilda Ave, so I knew its local/correct pronunciation.

    Check Carney's book on spelling:

    A Survey of English Spelling - Edward Carney - Google Books

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