Topic: Omission of /t/ in spoken American English. Level: intermediate to advanced.In the US, it's pronounced different ways. Most common are:
- askt (That's the one you should use.)
Possibly, but they're different situations. "Asked" is hard for Anglophones to say because of its unusual (for English) consonant cluster. Dropping the /k/ is one way to make it easier. "Ask the" is a little awkward but less so; still, the same solution is possible. I generally soften the /k/ to a glottal stop which is probably barely perceptible. In more rapid or casual speech I drop it altogether.If "asked" sometimes sounds like "ast," then "asked the question" sometimes sounds like "as(t) the question," doesn't it?
Pretty much. I've never noticed anyone drop the D from colder, but maybe it happens.
Posted here six minutes later.https://pronunciationstudio.com/how-to-pronounce-ask/
‘asked’ is pronounced:
/ɑ:s/ before a consonant (‘asked them’) without a /k/ or a /t/ sound.