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    I can't pronounce the words that ends with "ct" !

    I can't pronounce the words that ends with "ct" !
    Like distinct, extinct, succinct, etc.
    I heard the words pronunciations (in both BrE and AmE) many times, but there're kind of stress on the letter "c".
    Help, please
    (If there's any lingual mistake please tell me)
    Thanks

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    Re: I can't pronounce the words that ends with "ct" !

    I am not an expert in phonetic symbols. But the pronunciation of "t" is not difficult.

    If you can pronounce the "t" in cat, bat or rat, notice your tongue position and the sound it makes. Just reproduce that position and sound in "extinct".

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    Re: I can't pronounce the words that ends with "ct" !

    Thanks i guess it works i just repeated the word "cat" several times and i was able to pronounce the words that ends with "ct"

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    Re: I can't pronounce the words that ends with "ct" !

    Great!

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    Re: I can't pronounce the words that ends with "ct" !

    Have you perhaps tried saying short combinations of words with one that ends in a "k" sound followed by one that starts with a t? E.g. Ask Tom. I lack time.

    Start by saying them slowly, and then speed up. Often it's not so much a physical difficulty, but rather a psychological one. For example, we often think that consonants are hard to say one after the other.

    But I'm no speech pathologist, so let me know if it helps!

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    Re: I can't pronounce the words that ends with "ct" !

    Think of the pronounciation of "ink" for the "inc" part.

    For example, pronounce "distinct" as "dist-inkt", "extinct" as "ext-inkt"

    hope this helps you!

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