Day 6 Flap T Understanding Fast Speech in English




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It's Day 6. Do you have a little time to study with me? English with Jennifer When I said "a little time," I used a flap T. There's a difference between a true T and a flap T. Little / "liddle" Do you hear? A flap T is used before an unstressed vowel sound. The '-le' in "little" is unstressed. "Liddle" The flap T is like a very fast D sound. But it's not a full D. It's like a fast D. A quick tap to the tooth ridge. That's the hard bump behind the upper front teeth. You can feel it with the tip of your tongue. "Liddle" We use the flap T between words as well when there's the T and the unstressed vowel sound. That's why I say, "We got along." Got / along. "Goddalong." The A in "along" is unstressed, so I use the flap T: "goddalong." Take a look at these examples. Do you know when I'll use a flap T? Listen. I'll talk more about how I changed that "to" to a t' in a later lesson. Listen to that example again. Listen closely. I'll say a sentence. You try to understand. That's all for now. Thanks for watching and happy studies!