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Clearly 'ty' as in 'tea' ----- clari-tea, obscuri-tea, facul-tea, antiqui-tea, and others.
It may also depend to some extent on the context. When speaking of bathroom fittings, I think the T to D transition is common, but people are more likely to be precise about the T sound when discussing the behaviour of friends and colleagues.
"Vanity" can mean:I think that I do not understand what you refer to here.
That feature exists in some northeastern AmE dialects, too.For many younger (well, younger than I) speakers of BrE, intervocalic t is often produced as a glottal stop.
That's right. If the following syllable is unstressed, /t/ usually softens to /d/ in most AmE pronunciations.Does this happen only if the syllable is unstressed? For example, we couldn't pronounce material or totalitarian with /d/, could we?
I think that do not understand what you refer to here.
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?
"Vanity case" was the first word I was taught to describe this sort of bags, but I am not sure if it is used only for make-up and if it is used only by women.I would call it a toiletry bag.