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    Slang TH sound

    Hi, I want to know how the TH sound is pronounce not in Standard American, but in the american ghetto slang. For example, in words like "think" I often hear a different pronounciation, it's between a T and a TH, the so called dental T (the one they use in Italy and Spain, for example). It's articulated wit your tongue against the back of your upper teeth, rather than between. Is it a dental T or what? Please I really wanna know that!
    Same thing for the TH in "brother", is it a dental D?
    If you need an audio file, I can get you one.

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    Re: Slang TH sound

    First of all, why do you want to know American ghetto slang?

    Ick!!! - Please don't think Americans speak that way

    We don't use a hard "T" in the word "think," except to show an exaggerated accent (Italian, Jersey accent, gangster, etc.) so you could possibly be hearing it in rap songs, etc.

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    Re: Slang TH sound

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    First of all, why do you want to know American ghetto slang?

    Ick!!! - Please don't think Americans speak that way

    We don't use a hard "T" in the word "think," except to show an exaggerated accent (Italian, Jersey accent, gangster, etc.) so you could possibly be hearing it in rap songs, etc.
    I'm just interested in the sound; so please, tell me how this sound is articulated, PLEASE!!!!!!(I know, it's the one in gangsta rap songs, but it's not a normal T, it's like a dental T, please teel me if it's a dental T and I'll be very grateful to you!!!!!!!)

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