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    Question Question about pronunciation: "what's the matter...?"

    Guys, I'm listening to this sketch from BBC - The One Ronnie, my blackberry is not working!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAG39jKi0lI

    At 0:19, Harry says: "What's the matter, it run out of juice?"

    How did he pronounce the word "matter"?

    It was too fast and I heard another word instead of "matter"...

    Could someone help me about this? Is there any other way to pronounce this word in fast speech? A reduction?

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    Re: Question about pronunciation: "what's the matter...?"

    It's "What's the matter"? Harry Enfield, the actor who says it, uses a very common (the opposite of posh) South/East London accent and he almost completely misses out the "tt" in the middle of "matter". It's a fairly frequently heard pronunciation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Question about pronunciation: "what's the matter...?"

    Is just the "tt" missed out?
    The "ma" in "matter" sounds like to "ay" as in "may", am I right?

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