the word 'that'

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the word 'that'

Unread postby cammie » 10 Jun 2005, 12:29

Could you please tell me how to write the phonetic transcription for the word 'that' in the following three sentences.

1. He used a tube of that white toothpaste.

2. Put that down.

3. Are these books those that you want?
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Unread postby Nigel » 30 Jun 2005, 11:55

For the first and second sentences, the transcription is

/at/

The third sentence uses the schwa cos it's not normally stressed.

I don't have symbols for "th" and schwa, so I can't write them out for you.

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Unread postby danobodhisattvah » 31 Aug 2005, 07:53

In american english the three are pronounced the same.
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Unread postby MattMaleham » 31 Aug 2005, 15:41

I agree with dano on that one, the word that is pretty universally said the exact same way here in the land downunder. What country are you other crew from that say the word differently in different sentences? Are you crew all teachers?
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Re: the word 'that'

Unread postby schetin » 14 Sep 2005, 13:45

Hi Cammie,

cammie wrote:Could you please tell me how to write the phonetic transcription for the word 'that' in the following three sentences.

1. He used a tube of that white toothpaste.

2. Put that down.

3. Are these books those that you want?


I'd use a schwa in the third instance...
The [t] in all the three instances will have different liaisons with the following sounds.

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