What happens to the T in 'exactly', or the D in 'grandma'? Americans sometimes drop these two consonants when they come between two other consonants. Look at more examples in this video. YouTube blocked? Click here to see the … [Read more...]
This collection of videos relates to the pronunciation of the D [d] sound.
Flap T: Really a D Sound?
I use the symbol for the D [d] in my videos for the Flap T. Is that really accurate? YouTube blocked? Click here to see the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FDjhKY8HwM Video Text: In this American English pronunciation video, we're … [Read more...]
How to Pronounce T [t] and D [d] Consonants
These two consonants are paired together because they take the same mouth position. Learn the correct mouth position for these sounds to pronounce them clearly and accurately. YouTube blocked? Click here to see the … [Read more...]
TR souding like CHR, DR like JR, and STR like SDR
You may have noticed that when native speakers say the TR cluster in words like ‘train’ and ‘try’, it often sounds like CHR. This is also true for the DR cluster: it ends up sounding like JR. Learn more about this concept. YouTube blocked? Click … [Read more...]
How to Pronounce Stop Consonants
There are six stop consonants in American English: T, D, B, P, G, and K. Learn what it means to be a stop consonant, and how most Americans pronounce them. YouTube blocked? Click here to see the … [Read more...]
How to Pronounce -ed verb endings
-ED verb endings can be pronounced three different ways. Luckily, there are rules about which pronunciation is which, based on the last sound of the verb. Learn the rules and the pronunciations. YouTube blocked? Click here to see the … [Read more...]