when i do some listening practice,i usually hear the native speaker who's country i don't know mute the sound of T,such as important,fortnight,written or so.
I do not know people from which country or which specific region would mute it ,and what is the phenomenon ?
and also,could you please revise the sentences i wrote above?
Thank you in advance.
When most native speakers of English say the word "bottle," they abandon the hard "T" sound.
What you hear, sounds like: "boddle". The sound changes to a "D" sound.
You can hear this in the song by Bon Jovi, "Wanted Dead or Alive".
Bottle appears in verse 3, Line as "...by the bottle that you drink".
Here is a link to the lyrics: http://www.italki.com/entry/438062
If you practiced with some song lyrics as study material, you would become more familiar with the usage and pronunciation of the sounds in English.
Over time, native speakers have reduced the need to fully pronounce every vowel and consonant.
That is why they introduced the "Schwa" sound into English words.
The muted sound of "T" is another example. When Americans pronounce the world "Tomato,"
it requires more effort in speaking, to say the final "T" as a hard sound. So Americans mute the sound of the final T, and it sounds like this: "Tomado" ( Toh---may----doh ).
There are many such mutings of "T" in English.
I will see if I can find you another example.
When I do some listening practice, I usually hear the native speaker, who's country I don't know, mute the sound of T, such as important, fortnight, written and so on.
I do not know people from which country or which specific region would mute it, and what is the reason?
And also, could you please revise the sentences I wrote above?
Thank you in advance.
Sometimes a final t sound is not heard clearly depending on which word comes next. For example, it's quite difficult to pronounce both t's when saying "want to". I would say most Australians would say something much closer to "wan to".
So, the question arises; when is the T sound not muted?
Well, when T is the first letter (ledder) of an English word, it will always be spoken with the Hard emphasis.
Toy, Take, Talk, To, and so forth