– Which < t > is pronounced differently?
The < t > in ‘lightning’ is pronounced differently:
When /t/ is at the end of a syllable and the next sound is a consonant, /t/ can be pronounced [ʔ] in connected speech.
This occurs within words (lightning) and between words (it was).
– Which < t > could be pronounced [ʔ] in each sentence?
Answers & Audio
The < t > that could be pronounced [ʔ] is underlined:
1. It was true!
2. Time to get back!
3. What type of cat is it?
4. Can’t I sit here?
5. Talk about wasting water!
6. Absolutely not!
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