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With or without "t" The British teacher who used to teach me English showed how they pronounce "wa if" as "what if" and "wo a" as "water". I tried to say them, but it was hard to do because there were two vowels back to back. I wondered why it was easier for native British English speakers to say like that. But without knowing that, I would never understand what they say now.
Mar 3, 2021 8:18 AM
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With or without "t" The British teacher who used to teach me English showed how they pronounce "wa if" as "what if" and "wo a" as "water". I tried to say them, but it was hard to do because there were two vowels back to back. I wondered why it was easier for native British English speakers to say like that. But without knowing that, I would never understand what they say now. The pronunciation is working class english "slang" missing out letters. It is very bad english and is not recommended if you want to be understood by anyone else.
Mar 3, 2021 9:27 AM
With or without "t" The British teacher who used to teach me English showed how they pronounce "wa if" for "what if" and "wo a" for "water". I tried to say them, but it was hard to do because there were two vowels back to back. I wondered why it was easier for native British English speakers to talk like that. But without knowing that, I would never understand what they say now.
Mar 3, 2021 10:32 AM
With or without "t" The British teacher who used to teach me English showed how they pronounce "wa if" as "what if" and "wo a" as "water". I tried to say them, but it was hard to do because there were two vowels back to back. I wondered why it was easier for native British English speakers to say like that. But without knowing that, I would never understand what they say now.
Shirleyみゆき asked "Do British people pronounce water as Wu Tah?" https://www.italki.com/post/46UsPmZYZKeKAZ3lvMw4Pd I replied : not ''wu-tah' , but 'worter' without the 'r'. The 't' should be pronounced, unlike in US English ; however, it is common for people to use a 'glottal stop' and not pronounce the 't', although this is usually considered 'lower-class' and not good English. This is my recording : https://voca.ro/1mVaNJLhFy80
Mar 3, 2021 6:28 PM
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Nobu
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English, Japanese, Russian
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English, Russian