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Ever wondered why the letter T sounds different in some words? In today’s Minute English lesson, we’re learning how to pronounce the Stop T consonant through different words.
What happens to the T in the word “Fitness”?
We have a vowel or diphthong and then a T.
And then a consonant.
That T is what we call a stop T. So we stop the air. My tongue goes up into position for the T.
But instead of T, releasing the air, I just go into the next consonant. Fitness.
What else? What about the word “outside”?
Outside. That little stop is the T.
And don’t forget, football.
Stop the air really quickly.
Thoughtful. Thought-ful. What about this one?
Have you heard of “Fortnite”?
Now there the sound before the T is the R, okay that’s another case. If the sound before the T is an R, a vowel or a diphthong and the sound after the T is a consonant , that T is a stop T.
Can you think of a word with a stop T?