After having a profound insight with one of my students this evening, I decided to do this week’s pronunciation lesson on the lesson I had with him. I think it’s remarkable how amazing North American English is. First, let’s break down the silent ‘T.’
Spelled – Internet; Pronunciation – Innernet
Spelled – Interview; Pronunciation – Innerview
Spelled – International; Pronunciation – Innernational
Spelled – Advantage; Pronunciation – Advanage
Additional words: put, what, lot, set, hot, sit, shot, brought
With -tain, tten and some TN combinations, the T is held.
Written, certain, forgotten,
He’s forgotten the carton of satin mittens.
She’s certain that he has written it.
Martin has gotten a kitten.