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Deciding the T accent

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    How Americans say their "T's" differently
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  • invited
    t sounds like d
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  • facts
    t makes no sound (the word then sounds like "fax")
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  • cotton
    tt makes a guttural sound "cah-n"
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  • scientific
    T has a true T sound because of the stress
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  • community
    t makes d sound
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  • effects
    t makes no sound (uh-fex)
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  • button
    guttural (buh-n)
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  • station
    t makes true t (on first t) "stay-shun"
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  • rattle
    tt makes d sound "ra-dull"
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  • castle
    t makes no sound "cah-suhl"
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  • subtraction
    First T makes true T sound "sub-tra-kshun"
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  • butter
    TT sounds like D "buh-der"
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  • mostly
    t makes no sound "mos-ly"
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  • Traffic
    T makes normal t sound "tra-fic"
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  • bottle
    TT makes D sound "bod-l"
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  • discounted
    T makes no sound "dis-cow-ned"
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  • gotten
    TT is guttural "gah-n"
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  • important
    First and second T's are guttural "im-por-n"
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  • soften
    T is guttural "sof-n"
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  • historic
    T makes true T sound "his-Tor-ic"
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  • bottom
    TT makes D sound "bod-um"
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  • advantage
    T makes no sound "ad-van-eg"
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  • retaliate
    First T makes true T sound "re-Tal-i-ay" the second T has a very short sound
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  • later
    T sounds like D "lay-der"
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  • listen
    T makes no sound "lis-n"
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  • accountant
    T makes a guttural sound "a-coun-nt"
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  • metallic
    T makes a true T sound "meh-Tal-ic"
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  • meeting
    T makes D sound "mee-ding"
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  • internet
    T makes no sound "inner-net"
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  • rotten
    TT makes guttural sound "rah-n"
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  • truth
    First T makes true T sound
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  • voted
    T sounds like D "vo-ded"
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  • interactive
    First T makes no sound "inner-ack-dev" second T makes D sound
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  • kitten
    TT makes guttural sound "keh-n"
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  • atomic
    T makes true T sound "uh-Tom-ic"
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  • beatle
    T sounds like D "bee-dl"
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  • whistle
    T makes no sound "wis-l"
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  • forgoten
    T is guttural "for-gah-n"
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  • quotation
    T makes true T sound "kwo-Ta-shun" Second T works with -ion to make "shun" sound
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  • cattle
    TT sounds like D "cah-dl"
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  • completely
    T makes no sound "com-ple-ly"
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  • sentence
    T is a glottal stop "sen-ns"
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  • security
    T makes D sound "se-kuer-ed-y
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  • international
    First T makes no sound "inner-na-shun-al" Second T makes shun with -ion letters
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  • stop
    T makes true T sound "s-top"
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  • matter
    TT makes D sound "mah-dr"
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  • software
    T makes no sound "sof-wayr"
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  • satin
    T makes guttural sound "sah-n"
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  • stay
    T makes true T sound "s-Tay"
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  • negative
    T makes D sound "neg-uh-dev"
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  • fantasy
    T makes no sound "fan-uh-sy"
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  • meditate
    First T makes true T sound "meh-deh-Tay" The second T is short or makes no sound
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  • magnetic
    T sounds like D "mag-ne-dek"
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  • interview
    T makes no sound "inner-view"
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  • continent
    T is guttural "con-eh-nen"
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  • presentation
    First T makes true T sound "pres-en-Tay-shun" Second T works with -ion to sound like "shun"
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  • spaghetti
    TT sounds like D "spa-geh-di"
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  • percentage
    T makes no sound "per-SEN-eg"
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  • carton
    T makes guttural stop "car-n"
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  • cartoon
    T makes true T "car-Toon"
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  • hypocritical
    T sounds like D "hip-o-kreh-de-cal
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  • often
    T makes no sound "of-en"
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  • eaten
    T makes guttural stop "e-n"
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  • testing
    Both T's make true T sound "tes-tin"
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  • butterfly
    TT makes D sound "bu-der-fly"
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  • investment
    Both T's make no sound "en-ve-smen" Second T is barely a T sound
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  • certain
    T makes guttural sound "cer-n"
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  • student
    T makes true T sound "s-TU-den" Last T makes very short sound
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  • athletic
    T makes D sound "ath-LE-dik"
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  • accurately
    T makes no sound "a-cur-eh-ly"
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  • written
    TT makes glottal stop "reh-n"
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  • mandatory
    T makes true T sound "man-duh-Tor-y"
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  • reality
    T makes D sound "re-al-ed-y"
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  • patent
    Both T's have glottal stops "pah-n"
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  • intrinsically
    T makes true T sound "en-Tren-sik-ly"
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  • created
    T sounds like D "cree-ay-ded"
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  • assessment
    T makes no sound or a very short T "uh-sess-men"
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  • alphabetic
    T sounds like D "al-fa-beh-dik"
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  • exploit
    T makes no sound or a very short sound "ex-ploy*"
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  • consistency
    T makes true T sound "con-sis-Ten-cy"
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  • factory
    T makes true T sound "fak-try"
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  • ability
    T sounds like D "uh-bil-uh-dy"
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  • priority
    T sounds like D "pry-or-eh-dy"
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  • stupidity
    T sounds like D "stu-pihd-id-y"
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  • mittens
    TT has a guttural stop "mih-ns"
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  • detonate
    First T is glottal stop "deh-en-a*" Last T is very short or not said
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  • infinity
    T sounds like D "en-fin-eh-dy"
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  • rental
    T is not said "ren-l"
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  • crypto
    T is true T "krip-To"
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  • university
    T sounds like D "u-neh-ver-se-dy"
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  • gotten
    TT is glottal stop "gah-n"
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  • litter
    TT sounds like D "lih-dr"
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  • letter
    TT sounds like D "leh-dr"
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  • patriotic
    2 DIFFERENT TYPES OF T!! First T is a true T and the second is a D sound "pay-Tree-ah-dik"
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  • suited
    T sounds like D "su-did"
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  • poetic
    T sounds like D "po-eh-dik"
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  • affects
    T makes no sound "ah-fex"
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  • castle
    T is silent "cas-l"
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  • written
    TT is guttural. "wre-n"
  •  20
  • totally
    First T makes true T sound and second T sounds like a D. "To-dal-y"
  •  25