/t/ becoming /k/

/t/ → /k/

Now the plosive alveolar /t/ is followed by a sound that is produced at the back of the mouth, a velar (a /k/or a /g/), so the /t/ is assimilated into a voiceless velar /k/. As you can see, the place of articulation changes, but the manner  and the voicing (voiceless) are kept.

 

Therefore,

/t/ (followed by /k/ or /g/) becomes /k/

sound_loud_speaker Is that clear?      ǀ ðæk ˈklɪə ǀ

sound_loud_speaker Put that gun down.      ǀ ðæk ˈgʌn ǀ

 

And here are some natural ocurring examples:

sound_loud_speaker He greets ticket collectors and stationmasters and they return his salute (Julian Barnes, KUSP).

sound_loud_speaker As ideas emerge, get going, start writing and a form will start becoming aparent to you (Michael Rosen, OpenLearn).

sound_loud_speaker And so, Charles’s problem really was about perception of catholicism at court (Mrk Knights, BBC4).

 

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