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1)That's a
2)What's a

I have a feeling that 1) and 2) sound the same when Americans speak very quickly in casual conversation.
Both of them sound like "at's a"

Do you omit "Th" and "Wh" in pronunciation?

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moguwai007I have a feeling that 1) and 2) sound the same when Americans speak very quickly in casual conversation.

Not really.

1) /ætsə/
2) /ətsə/

1) is for "That's a"; 2) is for "What's a".

However, while 1) is possible, 2) is very rare. 2) is usually /wətsə/ even in fast speech.

Personally I omit the 'th' once in a great while, but not the 'wh'.

CJ

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moguwai007Do you omit "Th" and "Wh" in pronunciation?

I don't. The mouth positions are quite different for these two digraphs.

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Thank you very much for the clarification. I always appreciate your help.

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Thank you very much for your explanation.