Many accent reduction instructors, including myself, like to say that“T is for Trouble”.
We say that because the letter T has 4 different sounds when you are speaking American English.
We have the Aspirated T, the Held T, the Silent T & the Tapped T.
The sounds of the American T is one feature of spoken English that my accent reduction coaching clients like to work on.
Most people learn to use these sounds fairly well!
Do you know the sounds of the American T?… If you don’t, take five minutes to listen to this great story on Voice of America’s Special English.
You will learn about three of the sounds Americans use for the letter T.
To read related information on improving you American English pronunciation click on the links below.
You can download a complementary chapter of my iPad book at the iBookstore.
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