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    'TH' pronunciation

    I have heard English from many people; however, it seems to me that people pronounce 'th' many ways. Actually for a Canadian francophone, it is just slight 'd' for french a 'z' and. I mean is it right or comprehensible for an anglophone to hear : d-ee man for the man. About th in word like through, i feel the pronunciation is most like a slight 't'. I do not if i am wrong but here in Québec, there is no stress about pronunciation. Nonetheless, I hope if i speak with an American we will be able to understand each other.

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    Re: 'TH' pronunciation

    A simple thing like a slight variation in the pronunciation of "th" is not going to impede anyone's comprehension. It will mark you out as a non-native English speaker but then so will what you say in all likelihood.

    Remember that in written English we capitalise "I" at all times.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 'TH' pronunciation

    Even a full-on /z/ does not impede comprehension, and many English speakers rather like the sound.

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