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    Sound Change of /t/ to /k/ Before A Velar Consonant /k/, /g/

    <English Phonetics and Phonology>, Peter Roach, p.111: Before a velar consonant, the t will become k, as in 'that case' ­Šk keɪs, 'bright colour' braɪk kʌlə, 'quite good' kwaɪk gʊd.
    Then given the explanation, in rapid casual speech, will 'triumphant crowd' be pronounced as [traɪʌmfənk kraʊd]?
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    Re: Sound Change of /t/ to /k/ Before A Velar Consonant /k/, /g/

    No. Do NOT drop the T when the next sound is a K sound. Pronounce the T.

    In most English-speaking places, it's beyond "casual." It's sloppy and will make you sound like you're badly educated or drunk.

    It's fine to hit the T lightly and quickly. But hit it!

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    Re: Sound Change of /t/ to /k/ Before A Velar Consonant /k/, /g/

    Quote Originally Posted by Yonsu99 View Post
    will 'triumphant crowd' pronounced as [traɪʌmfənk kraʊd]?
    Some will pronounce it that way, but not all. If they do, the words will run together, and not be pronounced as two separate words.

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