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I live in Torono (Toronto)!

Recently in class, I told my students that there are two ways to say “Toronto”.  You can either say “Toronto” with the /t/ sound, but usually people at least in “Toronto” don’t pronounce the final /t/ sound.  Rather, they normally say “To.ro.no.”   There is actually a pronunciation pattern for this.

In a word that has a stressed vowel, an /n/ sound, a /t/ sound and a vowel, the /t/ sound doesn’t need to be pronounced in Canadian or American English.

So, there are two ways to say the following words:

“win.ter” or “wi.ner”

“twen.ty” or “twe.ny”

“pain.ted” or “pai.ned”

“ren.ted” or “re.ned”

“cen.ter” or “ce.ner”

The normal way to say these words is without the /t/ sound.

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  1. evaluo2010@live.cn
    April 15, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Thanks a lot. I wrote down on my notebook. I learned something again.

  2. Mia
    April 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Hi mike,the profile picture was 10 years ago?

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