«Toronto» or «Torono»? I heard that Canadians call Toronto «Torono» (sorry if i'm mistaken) They sound the word without the second «T», aren't they? Why? Is it accent? Thank you in advance!
Jul 27, 2019 4:32 PM
Answers · 3
"Torono" is a very common North American pronunciation of the word. Remember that in North American English, the "t" is often barely tapped with the tongue, unlike the British pronunciation. Example: "wanted" sounds like "wanned".
July 27, 2019
It's a regional and class accent, but Canada is a big country and the further away you are from Toronto the more pronounced the second "t" becomes. https://youtu.be/o6QDjDPRF5c?t=122
July 27, 2019
Yes, Americans: no sense of proper pronunciation :( Worse, though. party --> pardy . Recently had a CEO spent time in teh USA - horrific, all those "t"s becoming "d". <shudders, cringes> Really interested to know how they tell the difference between words with a "t" and a "d" in that case.
July 27, 2019
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