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How do Americans say button?
V American In English, /d/ and /t/ usually become /ɾ/ between vowels, so “button” is /ˈbʌɾṇ/ … but in Spanish /ɾ/ is a very common phoneme that, both orthographically and thanks to many familiar words, is unequivocally rhotic, i.e. refers to other sounds of “r”, and not stops like /t/ and /d/ .
How do British people pronounce button?
Break ‘button‘ by sounds: [BUT] + [UHN] – to tell say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can reproduce them consistently.
Below United Kingdom transcription for ‘button‘:
Why do people say button?
Please wait a bit and try again. Why make many young Americans pronounce word “buttonlike boo-yen, even without using the glottal stop? They seem to emphasize the short “e” sound rather than the normal glottal stop going straight to the “n” sound.
The letter T is definitely silent?
In practice yes, in practice quiet if someone does not make much effort to pronounce it. When we have a group of consonants here /ktl/, one sound is often not heard. The linguistic term for this is “dissimilation”.