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twenties - thirties
i know how to pronounce them but i heard people - like me they are not native speakers - pronounce them with out the last t while i pronounce both of the Ts in this words
i am truly sry because you might think my question ridiculous but i've been confused about this for awhile
please help me
thanks a million for the correct pronunciation
and i am truly sry for bothering you & for sAYING " this words " not " These words "
It might be also helpful to know the rules behind it. It is known as the flap T. A flap T occurs when T is between two vowel sounds. Forty or= vowel sound, y= vowel sound.
This is typical for American speakers. They say the following words with a D sound instead of a T. water, city, security.
But British speakers say these words with a T.
Hope that helps because you are sure to run into this with many other words.
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thanks a lot pro
I am thinking about buying some wholesale water pipes from this company in China
but I am not sure if they are legal to bring in to the states? What are the laws on water pipes, bongs, and pipes?
North American English, for example, has the following pronunciation variations:
20, twen[ti:], twen[ni:]
30, thir[ti:], thir[di:]
40, for[ti:], for[di:]
50, fif[ti:], fif[di:]
60, six[ti:], six[di:]
70, seven[ti:], seven[di:], seven+[ni:]
80, eigh[ti:], eigh[di:]
90, nin[ti:], nin[di:]