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    Why is d sound being dropped in Oral English in the word midst while it does exist in phonetic transcriptions in dictionaries?

    /ˈmɪdst/

    /mdst/

    [midst]

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    Default Re: "midst"

    It's in the phonemic transcription because it is not normally dropped. If it were, the transcription would be /mɪst/

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