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    Pronunciation [ts] in sencences like as That's right, It's not serious,...

    Dear Sirs,

    I have a question about a pronunciation [ts] in some of sentences like as:
    - It's not importance.
    - It's not serious
    - It's not worth it
    or
    - What's this?
    - What's that?
    - What's the matter?
    - What's going on?
    - What's happening?
    ....
    You can refer their in web site: https://www.speaklanguages.com/engli...on-expressions
    I tried to listen to above these sentences many times but I can't found the pronunciation [t's at the end of (It's and What's )].
    I don't sure the [ts] was pronounced here and how to pronounce it.
    Could you explain more detail about that?
    And could you recommend a document relating to it?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Pronunciation [ts] in sencences like as That's right, It's not serious,...

    When I say what or that without a following s, I momentarily press the tip of my tongue against my hard palate (the ridge at the top of the mouth). When I say what's or that's, my tongue arches up to touch the hard palate; its tip may touch my upper teeth. The tongue against the palate briefly stops the flow of air before releasing it to flow between the teeth to make the /s/ sound.

    The samples on the page you linked are very clearly pronounced in an English accent.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Pronunciation [ts] in sencences like as That's right, It's not serious,...

    The apostrophe makes no difference. The /t's/ is pronounced the same as any /ts/, as in 'cats'.

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    Re: Pronunciation [ts] in sencences like as That's right, It's not serious,...

    Thank GoesStation and Raymott for your explanation.
    Pronunciation /t/ in (what's) or (that's) maybe Stop /t/. Is that right?
    I just thought that when I found the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnSuZ3gkDDk

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    Re: Pronunciation [ts] in sencences like as That's right, It's not serious,...

    It's not a stop /t/. It's a true /t/ (as per your video).

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