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    Default TH pronunciation in the USA

    Dear all,


    Today one of my students came back from the USA and asked me a puzzling question. Why is "th" sometimes pronounced as "t"? For example: therapy, three. And when it is pronounced interdentally so there appears to be a misuderstanding....

    But at the same time some other "th" words are pronunced interdentally.

    Does such a phenonmenon really exist?
    If yes, what does the pronunciation depend on?

    Thank you in advance
    Anna

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    Default Re: TH pronunciation in the USA

    There are some US dialects that might be what your student heard. Does this help? What area of the country was your student visiting?

    New York dialect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    [native speaker, not teacher]

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    Default Re: TH pronunciation in the USA

    T for TH can sometimesbe heard in Ireland too.

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