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Stress Patterns

Voiceless /t/
Stressed & Unstressed

Pattern

When /t/ is stressed, it has a puff of air.
When /t/ is not stressed, it does not have a puff of air.

 

stressed /t/

unstressed /t/

t

protéct preténd
detách retíre

cíty wáter
waíter wríter
thírty fórty séventy
eíghty nínety

tt attémpt atténd
attáck attórney

sítting kníitting
bétting pútting
bétter bútter prétty

tain

verbs

maintáin contáin
entertáin

 

nouns & adj.

moúntain foúntain
cúrtain cértain

 

 

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