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    Mute T?

    Hello All!
    I saw "The Calcium Kid" (film with Orlando Bloom) the other day, and had it not been for the subtitles, I would have never guessed Jimmy's friend said "motivator"! Is it typical British to ignore the "t"? Otherwise, if I ever go to GB I won't get a thing!


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    Re: Mute T?

    Glottal stop "t" is increasingly common - but not well-regarded.


    • Join Date: Dec 2006
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    it refers to glottal stops. they're looked down upon as being common . you can hear them when natives say, for example, saturday, water or bottle. Instead of hearing the 't' you hear sa-er-day, war-er and boh-ull!!! hope this helps!! Daizee
    Last edited by Daizee; 30-Dec-2006 at 09:41. Reason: typing error


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    Re: Mute T?

    thanx!
    I had no clue about this! not the kind of thing they teach you in class!

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    Re: Mute T?

    Quote Originally Posted by MooieOgen View Post
    thanx!
    I had no clue about this! not the kind of thing they teach you in class!
    That's not surprising since they usually only teach RP.

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