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Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques February 01, 2009, 09:59 PM
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There is a large difference in the American...

There is a large difference in the American English pronunciation of the initial t in top and the intervocal t in better.
The exact same difference can be heard when saying tap water. The initial t...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 31, 2009, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums, Abbey! I believe you're...

Welcome to the forums, Abbey! I believe you're our only Australian.

Just for your future reference, if you click the button marked Quote, the text someone else wrote is automatically included in...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 28, 2009, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Rusty
Crotalito, if you're not a native speaker of...

Crotalito, if you're not a native speaker of American English, you won't understand what we're talking about. In colloquial American English, during normal conversation, we pronounce the double tt...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 28, 2009, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Rusty
I use this approach with speakers of American...

I use this approach with speakers of American English. I don't know how he pronounces better, so I chose not to mention it to him.
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 24, 2009, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Rusty
This podcast...

This podcast (http://cdn3.libsyn.com/spanishpod101/008_PH1_122307_spod101.mp3?nvb=20090124170033&nva=20090125171033&t=07f29cff70670596959e7) will help you pronounce the clipped r.
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 24, 2009, 09:11 AM
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Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums! The letter r (not the...

Welcome to the forums!

The letter r (not the letter rr) in Spanish has two different pronunciations. It is slightly trilled before consonants (as in tarde) and at the end of a word (as in hablar)...
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