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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Can I replace the [] sound with a flap [d]?

    To me, the [] and us flap [d] ( as in better), sound fairly similar. If the [] comes at the beginning of a sentence, e.g. that's right; I have no difficulty saying it. But, if it's somewhere in the middle; e.g. what's wrong with it? or See you then; I find it a little hard to say it smoothly( doesn't flow). So, in those sentences, can I use a flap(or soft) [d] instead of a []?
    Last edited by fruitninja; 03-May-2017 at 16:12. Reason: Font and font size changed, part of the text appeared smaller, I don't know why

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    #2

    Re: Can I replace the [] sound with a flap [d]?

    Although that substitution is normal in some dialects and will usually be understood, you will have the best chance of being understood if you can master the sound.
    I am not a teacher.

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