I am learning English as my second language. I would like to know when two alveolar sounds come together, do native speakers pronounce the first one?
For example, although IPAs given for "partly" and "rapidly" are /ˈpɑːtli/ and /ˈrępɪdli/, as /t/,/d/ and /l/ are of the same place of articulation, do native speakers omit /t/ and /d/ (or make /t/ and /d/ to be something silent) and simply pronounce them like /ˈpɑːli/ and /ˈrępɪli/?
When I listen to the online dictionary pronunciations, it seems that no /d/ and /t/ sounds can be heard in these two words.
Here are the links of the online Oxford Dictionary with recorded pronunciations:
rapid - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com
partly - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com
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