I wonder how an American pronounces…
Notice that you can hear 2 syllables: /ˈtɚ–dəl/
1. tur = /tɚ/
Written u + r is always pronounced /ɚ/.
To make the /ɚ/ sound, pull your tongue to the back of your mouth.
2. tle = /dəl/
I checked websites to find out the main
difference between turtles and tortoises.
Turtles live in the water some or nearly all of the time
Tortoises are land animals.
Turtleneck sweaters are great for cold winters.
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Written u + r is always pronounced /ɚ/. This video gives more examples.
When do you pronounce written t =/d/? turtle /ˈtɚ-dəl/