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    Flap t after r sound

    Hello
    I have a question about the flap t.

    Is there any difference between the flap t in ''better'' ''and 'little'' and ''supportive'' and ''party''?

    i'm asking this because i can say ''better'' and ''city'' but when i try to say ''party'' or ''supportive''
    i find it really hard to do.

    what am i doing wrong here?

    check how i am doing the flap t.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUQ3...ature=youtu.be
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpyY...ature=youtu.be
    Last edited by literally; 22-Oct-2019 at 15:24.

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    Re: Flap t after r sound

    I assume you're studying American pronunciation. I can't detect any difference in the way I pronounce the t in those words.

    As to what you're doing wrong, you may be worrying about it too much. Most Americans will naturally reduce those /t/ sounds to flaps, but you'll be understood fine if you don't.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Flap t after r sound

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I assume you're studying American pronunciation. I can't detect any difference in the way I pronounce the t in those words.

    As to what you're doing wrong, you may be worrying about it too much. Most Americans will naturally reduce those /t/ sounds to flaps, but you'll be understood fine if you don't.
    yes it's american pronunciation i know but i'm sure there is a difference because if not then i'm doing it wrong

    check how i am doing the flap t
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUQ3...ature=youtu.be
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpyY...ature=youtu.be

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    Re: Flap t after r sound

    Quote Originally Posted by literally View Post
    Hello.

    I have a question about the flap t.

    Is there any difference between the flap t in ''better'' and ''little'', and ''supportive'' and ''party''?

    I'm asking this because I can only say "better" and "city" and but when I tried try to say "party" or "supportive" I foundfind it really hard to do.

    soWhat am I doing wrong here?
    Welcome to the forum.

    Note my corrections above. It is important to follow these rules of written English at all times:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with one appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular pronoun).

    I also recommend that you stop worrying about it. Just pronounce the "t" however you can. You can't go wrong if you use a standard "t" in all of those words, rather than trying to use the flap t.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Flap t after r sound

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    Note my corrections above. It is important to follow these rules of written English at all times:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with one appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular pronoun).

    I also recommend that you stop worrying about it. Just pronounce the "t" however you can. You can't go wrong if you use a standard "t" in all of those words, rather than trying to use the flap t.
    thank your for your feedback and corrections.
    i know but i'm confused why i can do this but i can't do this!!

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    Re: Flap t after r sound

    Your "Peter" sounds good. The "sadder" sounds a little "forced", but isolated words aren't good representations of what your pronunciation sounds like in regular, connected speech.

    You should focus on other, more important aspects of pronunciation. Getting the flapped t right will rarely affect whether people understand you.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Flap t after r sound

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It is important to follow these rules of written English at all times:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with one appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular pronoun).
    Quote Originally Posted by literally View Post
    thank your for your feedback and corrections.
    i know but i'm confused why i can do this but i can't do this!!
    Please read the information in the top quote box. Then look at what you posted straight afterwards. You have not followed the first and third rules at all. Please click on "Edit Post" on post #5 and correct the lack of capitalisation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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