Common Phrases with Tapped T

Common Phrases with Tapped T

Common phrases with Tapped T

A tapped t sounds like a quick /d/.

Now, if a word ends with a T, and the next work starts with a vowel sound, make the T sound like /d/.

Then link words together.

Drop the /h/ sounds in the words he, his, her to facilitate your linking.

Here are some examples:

  1. But it
  2. But a
  3. But I
  4. But he
  5. But his
  6. But her
  7. But it’s cold out.
  8. It’s nothing but a cold.
  9. But I feel better.
  10. But he’s still coughing.

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Of course this is just ONE set of examples.  There are hundreds of others.

Using the tapped T sound between words is an excellent technique for creating speech that sounds smooth and seamless.

About the author

Susan Ryan is an American English communication and accent reduction coach.

Contact me with your questions about clear American speech.