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pronunciation better, water

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

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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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