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    American d

    Does American English have only one version of d?
    Is d in dog is the same as d in better, little?
    Can you tell me the correct position of tongue?
    Also if any one familiar with Arabic , is Arabic d is the same as English?
    I can't get the difference but when I record myself my d sounds totally different.

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    Re: American d

    Please bear in mind that I am not a professional.
    The d in better or little appears much weaker than in dog. I also think that it is no longer plosive, the tongue kind of flaps more. At least when I try to pronounce those words.

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    Re: American d

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Does American English have only one version of d?
    Is d in dog is the same as d in better, little?
    Can you tell me the correct position of tongue?
    No, the sounds are different for most Americans. The "d" in "dog" is a stop, [d], while in "better", it is a flap, [ɾ].

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