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    #1

    Omitting "T"

    Hello,


    This one is chiefly for BrE speakers. In many videos one can see BrE speakers omitting the pronunciation of "t" at the end of a word (Peter, party, letter etc.), like the guy does in the video at cca. 0:18 ("Today, Ive got a good recipe for you, its good for dinner parties, big family occasions ..."). Is it a kind of a local slang? Or do BrE speakers use it simply in an informal speech?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsVaPKIa-jI


    Thanks a lot.
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    #2

    Re: Omitting "T"

    ** I am not a teacher. **

    You're hearing a common feature of southern British English. The speaker is not so much omitting his T's as replacing them with a glottal stop. The process is called T-glottalization.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 23-Dec-2015 at 23:20.

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    Re: Omitting "T"

    It's not a southern BrE accent. It's a bit mixed, some of his words sound like Midlands/Northern English to me. He is American but came to the UK as a young child.
    Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.

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    Re: Omitting "T"

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You're hearing a common feature of southern British English.
    It's not limited to southern BE, but is prevalent throughout the land.

    Please remember to state that you are not a teacher, GoesStation. You can include it in your signature panel if you wish to save yourself the trouble of writing it every time, as some of the other members do.

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    Re: Omitting "T"

    ** I am not a teacher. **

    Sorry, I forgot. How do I set up a signature panel? I've been looking for the feature without success.

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    Re: Omitting "T"

    Click on Settings (right at the very top of the page), then Edit Signature.

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    Re: Omitting "T"

    ** I am not a teacher. **

    I don't see an "edit signature" option, sorry.

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    Re: Omitting "T"

    Perhaps you don't get that option until you've made ten posts. Try again later.

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    #9

    Re: Omitting "T"

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    ** I am not a teacher. **

    I don't see an "edit signature" option, sorry.
    Click settings
    http://img215.imagevenue.com/img.php..._123_208lo.jpg
    then edit signature
    http://img147.imagevenue.com/img.php..._123_502lo.jpg
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    #10

    Re: Omitting "T"

    ** I am not a teacher. **

    Thanks for the screen shots. I have a feeling Rover_KE got it right when he said that option only appears after a new member has posted ten times. If so, I'm one post closer.

    [Edit] My Settings panel does not include the Edit signature option.

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