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It seems to me that the Americans pronouce "ter" "tor" at the end of a word as "der" or "dor."
Do you mean that when you speak very fast, you will not pronounce "t" very clearly, instead, you will pronounce it like "d?"
Suppose there is a word spelt as "trater." If we pronounce "t" as "d", then how can we distinguish it from "trader" if you hear such a word? Would these two words be pronounced the same way?
But generally speaking we use context to assign meanings to real homonyms, (like "reed," "read," "read," and "red"); so why not use context to decode hypothetical ones?
The bassoon player just told me he accidently broke his reed, and he doesn't have a spare for the concert tonight.
I am not a native speaker, but I learned to pronounce them the same, so I don't bother.
Last time, I said to a colleague of mine (I was joking): "Someone says that you are a traitor." And he asked me, "Do you mean traitor or trader?"
I also think that "writer" and "rider" are pronounced the same in American English.
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