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    #11

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    Or click here to hear eight native speakers pronounce it.
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    #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    For many younger (well, younger than I) speakers of BrE, intervocalic t is often produced as a glottal stop.
    That feature exists in some northeastern AmE dialects, too.
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    #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meja View Post
    Does this happen only if the syllable is unstressed? For example, we couldn't pronounce material or totalitarian with /d/, could we?
    That's right. If the following syllable is unstressed, /t/ usually softens to /d/ in most AmE pronunciations.
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    #14

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    It is a d in my dialect, unless I am being very particular about pronunciation for some reason. Even if it isn't followed by anything.

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    #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meja View Post
    I think that do not understand what you refer to here.
    I think in BE, bathroom fittings are considered vanities. We have a vanity box in our bathroom for my wife's things but I wouldn't start calling the faucet a vanity.

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    #16

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    In American English, a vanity is a cabinet for a bathroom sink. Fittings associated with it use "vanity" as an attributive noun: vanity mirror, vanity light,​ etc. These are the usual, accepted terms for these items.
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    #17

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    You are right. I have heard that before. I usually refer to it as a sink cabinet. I don't typically use the word "vanity" but it is in use.

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    #18

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    I'd use "vanity unit" in BrE.
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    #19

    Re: vanity

    Is a vanity case a bag (or a case) used only for keeping make-up or can this word also be used as a general term for a bag in which we carry make-up, a toothbrush, a bar of soap, cosmetics, etc. when we are travelling?

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    #20

    Re: vanity

    Quote Originally Posted by Meja View Post
    Is a vanity case a bag (or a case) used only for keeping make-up or can this word also be used as a general term for a bag in which we carry make-up, a toothbrush, a bar of soap, cosmetics, etc. when we are travelling?
    I would call it a toiletry bag.

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