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How do you pronounce "Titan"?

Tighten
5
56%
Tie ten
0
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Thigh tan
1
11%
Thai ten
0
No votes
Tight N
3
33%
 
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A pointless question

Post by atomtengeralattjaro » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:21 pm

Which is it?

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Re: A pointless question

Post by Anonymously Famous » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:42 pm

My local accent actually kind of "eats" the second "t" in situations like this. I mean, there's a slight pause where the "t" would be, but...

It happens to words like "mountain", "fountain", "Clinton"...

In this case, it would be something like "tie_n" or "Thai_n"...
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Re: A pointless question

Post by atomtengeralattjaro » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:51 pm

I've always found that accent strange.

I wish google translate had an option to select different accents for the listen function!
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Post by Anonymously Famous » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:55 pm

Other than that feature, my accent is pretty much "Hollywood English" or "American Standard English."
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Re: A pointless question

Post by ThingerDudes » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:16 pm

Anonymously Famous wrote:My local accent actually kind of "eats" the second "t" in situations like this. I mean, there's a slight pause where the "t" would be, but...

It happens to words like "mountain", "fountain", "Clinton"...

In this case, it would be something like "tie_n" or "Thai_n"...
I think it's called a glottal stop.

I do this too I think.

Kind of related, I took this quiz that guess where you're from based on how you say words (only guesses places in the US) and I got somewhere between NYC and LA which I thought was interesting because I learned the majority of English from TV and movies.

I have a few weird pronunciation quirks here and there like I'd say 'man' and a little weird if I'm using it in the context of "oh man", or "c'mon man" or whatever (which I think might be a Toronto thing) and I realized I started saying "been" like "bin" rather than "bean" sometimes too.
Not sure where that came from but yeah words are a funny thing.
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Re: A pointless question

Post by Anonymously Famous » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:11 pm

It's not quite a glottal stop, but that's a good approximation.

My "been" is more like "bin" usually, too.
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Re: A pointless question

Post by assdef » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:54 pm

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Re: A pointless question

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