Saturday, September 11, 2010

Americans have an accent.

I'm really surprised.

Button. Cotton. Mountain. Bill Clinton. We Americans say buttn, cottn, mountn whereas other folks actually pronounce vowels between the 't' and the 'n'. Freaks.

2 comments:

Mike the Reticent said...

We have a lazy 't'; there's no follow-through. It even makes some peoples' "winter" and "winner" or "planter" and "planner" sound the same. Or it becomes a 'd' in words like 'butter'. We do pronounce all of our 'r's though. Well, maybe except in New England.

Tatarize said...

My t's show up in all those words. I do however say cottn.