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    Talking the sound t ̬.

    Hi at all teachers.
    Please the sound t ̬.(IPA) in better is pronounced as d in American English ,but sometime in word attitude it is pronounced t in American English.
    I want to know why there are two pronunciation of the sound t ̬..
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    Re: the sound t ̬.

    Why? Because people do it.

    Here's my non-linguistics take:

    Vowels are voiced. The difference between t and d is the voicing. If you don't stop voicing after the vowel and let it slide right into the next vowel, you change your t to a d along the way. If you have to "unvoice" for the next consonant, then your t remains a t.

    The "oo" sound can actually like y+ew, so the second t sounds like a t before that y.

    Add-ih-tyewd.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Wink Re: the sound t ̬.

    Hi thank you.
    But why in attitude t is pronounced as t but after t there is vowel (i).
    Thank you

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    Re: the sound t ̬.

    I don't say it as T. As I wrote above, I say it as "add-"
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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