Poor written T…changing all the time.
This week we’re practicing #4.
What is a glottal stop?
It’s the brief silence that replaces t in certain words. It’s made by stopping the flow of air through the vocal cords.
In this lesson, we’re going to practice: /ʔ/ + n
The t disappears completely.
The /n/ is longer than normal and becomes a whole syllable.
So let’s practice.
2. double tt
3. –tain (only nouns, adjectives, adverbs)
Notice that spelling is not important: an, ain, en, in, on.
It’s always pronounced the same: /ʔn/
Next blog post: 5. t = /ʃ/ (sh)