Dear teachers and members:
In american English (AmE), when an alveolar /t/ or /d/ is intervocalic and the second vowel is unstressed, a flap or tap /t/ or /d/ occurs. I would like to know what happen in the following cases:
Bad attitude / bæd ˈætɪˌtud / :/ bærætɪˌtud /; / ˈbærætɪˌtud /
In this phrase when the linking sound between BAD and ATTITUDE is made, a flap /d/ ocurred, so what happen with the stress in the word ATTITUDE; does it desappear or change?
The same happens with these twos phrases:
1) Bad apple / bæd ˈæpəl /
2) Good option / ɡʊd ˈɒpʃən /
Thanks and regards.
Last edited by The apprentice; 04-Feb-2014 at 19:41.
Thanks 5jj for the correction and explication; you and this site are always willing to help and cooperate.
In isolated words the flapping occurs when the alveolar stop consonants /d/ or /t/ is intervocalic and the second vowel is unstressed, as in :
Matter; /ˈmærər/ City; /ˈsɪrɪ/ Ladder; /ˈlærər/ MUddy; /ˈmʌrɪ/
So, in the cases when two sounds are linked into one sound, it does not matter whether the stress is before or after the alveolar stop /d/ or /t/ to make the flapping sound.
Last edited by The apprentice; 05-Feb-2014 at 06:00.