English sounds can be really confusing sometimes.
In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words or sounds.
This week we’re going to talk about the flap T and D, as in pairs like writer-rider, metal-medal, Adam-atom, or wedding-wetting?
Have you ever noticed that these words sound the same? Listen to the episode to learn how to say the T and D in American English when they are in the middle of the word!
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Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode:
- writing / riding: ˈrai-ding [IPA: ˈraɪɾɪŋ]
- president: pre-zuh-d’nt [IPA: ˈprezɪɾənt ]
- bidding: bi-ding [IPA: ˈbɪɾɪŋ]
- Betty: be-dee [IPA: ˈbeɾi]
- hotter: haa-d’r [IPA: hɑːɾər]
- about it: uh-bau-dit [IPA: əˈbaʊɾɪt]
- it is: i-dis [IPA: ɪɾɪz]
- Wetting / wedding: we-ding [IPA: ˈweɾɪŋ]
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