Hello everyone! While i was practicing my pronunciation today, i actually noticed i've got two different ways of pronouncing the aspirated t sound. The first one is the one i use most, and the second sounds a bit more like the usual flap t, so i'm not quite sure if it's correct. So, if you guys could help me out this time around, i'd like to know if any of these two pronunciations are correct.


To me, the first group sound over-emphasised, almost as if you are spitting. The second group sound more normal.

Joaozini'd like to know if any either of these two pronunciations are is correct.

The first series of words has overaspirated initial Ts. On this recording it's bleeding over into the "CH" sound, which is not a good thing. With that much aspiration it's hard to distinguish "tin" from "chin" or "top" from "chop".

The second series has the more standard sound. Use the second.

Anyway, it won't be the end of the world if you don't aspirate those Ts at all. You'll still be understood.