January 29, 2024

Pronunciation: How to pronounce T after N in American and British English

Introduction

This video discusses the pronunciation of the T sound after the letter N in both American and British English. It provides examples of when the T sound is dropped by Americans, but pronounced by Brits.

[0:00:00] - T after N in American and British English

  • Americans often drop the T sound after N, as in "identify" and "identification."
  • Brits typically pronounce the T sound after N.

[0:02:02] - Examples of Words

  • Examples of words where the T is dropped by Americans include "twenty" and "wanted."
  • Brits usually pronounce the T in these words.

[0:05:40] - Common Words with dropped T

  • In conversational English, Americans commonly drop the T in words like "count on" and "kitchen counter."
  • British English generally includes the T sound in these words.

[0:08:05] - Exceptions and Less Common Words

  • Exceptions to the rule of dropping the T after N are words like "entry" and "antique," where the T sound is pronounced.

FAQs

What are some examples of words where Americans drop the T after N?

Examples include "twenty," "wanted," "count on," and "kitchen counter."

Do Brits also drop the T in these words?

No, Brits generally pronounce the T after N in these words.

In summary, the video provides examples and explanations of when Americans and Brits drop or pronounce the T sound after the letter N in various words.