399 – T Sounds Like D Pronunciation Lesson

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399 - T Sounds Like D Pronunciation Lesson

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The letter “T” tends to have a bit of a different sound in spoken English when it appears unstressed in the middle of a word. This is especially true when we have words with two “T’s” together in the middle. For example, the word little is spelled with two T’s in the middle of the word, but instead of pronouncing the word as little, it is often pronounced as liddle. Liddle. This type of pronunciation is common in spoken American English, especially in casual conversations.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • alligator, beauty, calculator, cheetah, city, daughter
  • excited, potato, tomato, Saturday, visitor, water
  • attitude, battery, better, bottle, butter, cottage
  • hitter, lettuce, lottery, nutty, putter, scatter, utter
  • Betty put the lettuce with the tomatoes.
  • A Cheetah is more of a beauty than an alligator.
  • His daughter is a visitor in this city.
  • If you scatter butter on the potato it will taste better.
  • I bought a water bottle and a battery on Saturday.

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Comments 2

  1. This lesson is useful for American English, that ´s important to say, because British English manages different pronunciation.
    By the way, the announcer girl´s voice is very beautiful. Does she work at a radio or TV station? Please say Congratulations to her for me.

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