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Autor:  Tiago T.
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Data:  22/FEV/2007 10:39 PM
Assunto:  Nice to mee' you
 
Mensagem:  Dale,

I'm sure you've already heard what we're talking about. It's just that I was unable to describe this phenomenon properly. It's not like the speaker just skips the 't'. Instead of pronouncing what I call regular 't', the speaker presses the vocal cords together very quickly to stop the air flow, and the releases it after a while. This is what we mean by "glottal stop". It's definitely different from not pronouncing the 't' at all.

I encourage you to visit the following website:
http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php

Type the expression "nice to meet you" onto the text field. I find the glottal stop more evident if you choose "Claire" as the speaker. If you choose "Audrey" as the speaker, however, the regular 't' becomes crystal clear and no glottal stop is heard. I wonder how much effort the programmers put on this piece of software...

Tiago


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Nice to mee' you  –  Tiago T.  21/FEV/2007, 5:29 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  21/FEV/2007, 6:45 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  21/FEV/2007, 6:51 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Tiago T.  21/FEV/2007, 7:06 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  21/FEV/2007, 7:19 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  21/FEV/2007, 7:25 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Tiago T.  21/FEV/2007, 9:58 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  José Roberto  21/FEV/2007, 8:39 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Tiago T.  21/FEV/2007, 9:48 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  22/FEV/2007, 1:14 AM
Nice to mee' you  –  Dale/CR  22/FEV/2007, 3:05 AM
 Nice to mee' you  –  Tiago T.  22/FEV/2007, 10:39 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Ricardo - EMB  22/FEV/2007, 10:11 AM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  22/FEV/2007, 1:38 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  José Roberto  22/FEV/2007, 4:02 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Tiago T.  22/FEV/2007, 10:15 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  22/FEV/2007, 11:23 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  22/FEV/2007, 11:29 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Dale/CR  23/FEV/2007, 4:29 AM
Nice to mee' you  –  Tiago T.  23/FEV/2007, 12:01 PM

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