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    pronunciation better, water

    Hi, is t in better and water pronounced as d?

    Thanks .

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    Re: pronunciation better, water

    In some AmE dialects it is (similar, but not quite the same). In a few BE dialects (especially ones influenced by AmE - the so-called 'Mid-Atlantic accent') it is too.

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    Re: pronunciation better, water

    Thanks BobK. That helps a lot. I was not sure if i heard them right .

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    Re: pronunciation better, water

    It is called a FLAP (or TAP) in NAmE.


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    Re: pronunciation better, water

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    It is called a FLAP (or TAP) in NAmE.
    What does FLAP stand for?

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    Re: pronunciation better, water

    Quote Originally Posted by J_Caesar View Post
    What does FLAP stand for?
    It doesn't stand for anything. It's what the tip of the tongue does.

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