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Metamorfose



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:35 pm    Post subject: The Flapping Rule Reply with quote

Does it ever happen in British English?

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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you referring to the middle consonant sound of "butter" in American English? If so, how is the "r" pronounced in "very" in British English? (I just know if we are trying to make a British acccent, we put that sound in "very" Wink )
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Metamorfose



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are you referring to the middle consonant sound of "butter" in American English? If so, how is the "r" pronounced in "very" in British English? (I just know if we are trying to make a British acccent, we put that sound in "very".


Indeed Lorikeet, I've heard some Britons pronounce the /t/ in butter it as the standard American, I asked somewhere else and they told that the /t/ in words like butter is always aspired, I only wonder if it is valied for all the accents they have in Britain.

veRy veRy right (I can't write how one would say this Very Happy )

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