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The /t/ Sound

TongueThe tongue will come up. The front part will touch the roof of the mouth behind the top teeth. Then it will pull down to release the air.
TeethThe teeth are together. Then they separate.
AirAir passes through the mouth. First, the air stops. Then, it flows.
Vocal ChordsThe vocal cords do not vibrate.

Examples of words with the /t/ sound


diet
/ˈdaɪət/
/ˈdaɪ-ət/
Pronounced by Kendra

beget
/bɪˈgɛt/
/-ˈgɛt/
Pronounced by Joanna

variety
/vəˈraɪəti/
Pronounced by Joanna

that
/ðæt/
Pronounced by Joey

attainder
/əˈteɪndər/
/ə-ˈteɪn-dər/
Pronounced by Joanna

to
/tu/
Pronounced by Joanna

naughty
/ˈnɔtɪ/
Pronounced by Kendra

abate
/əˈbeɪt/
/ə-ˈbeɪt/
Pronounced by Joanna

hooters
/ˈhutərz/
/ˈhu-tərz/
Pronounced by Joanna

ditmer
/ˈdɪtmər/
Pronounced by Kendra