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Another pronunciation question ...

When you say the words "button" and "kitten", do you pronounce the sound of the letter t clearly, or do you say "bu'on" and "ki'en" instead?

My daughter says the t's clearly, the way I do, but a lot of her friends don't drop the sound and the words end up sounding like all vowels in the middle.


Asked by Ballad at 12:44 PM on May. 30, 2013 in Just for Fun

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Answers (11)
  • I had to say it a few times, LOL. The way it sounds when I say it, you can hear one t. Like But-in and kit-in. I don't say both ts, like but-tin or kit-tin, but I have heard it both ways.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 1:28 PM on May. 30, 2013

  • I say but'un and kit'in.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 2:03 PM on May. 30, 2013

  • You are correct.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 12:47 PM on May. 30, 2013

  • No, we say it correctly. Unless the child is in Preschool or younger then that is how their Parents must say it as well I guess.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:49 PM on May. 30, 2013

  • I pronounce the t's clearly

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:50 PM on May. 30, 2013

  • I pronounce them without the t's. I just typed button & kitten to a coworker and he pronounced them the same way. lol

    Answer by ABeaverhausen at 12:53 PM on May. 30, 2013

  • ha, I do not pronounce the t as a hard t like But-ton or Kit-ten it's more like bu'tn ki-tn Never really noticed before. There is a boy in my sons class named Keaton and they pronounce it as a hard t Kea-Ton where I say Kea'tn (Does any of that make sense with my apostrophes?)

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 1:03 PM on May. 30, 2013

  • well yeah...ive never heard anyone not pronounce the T...cause that changes the word. without the t you've got bun and kin. now i dont say them super hard nor do i pronounce both Ts (but-ton/kit-ten) but the Ts in there haha. like but-en & kit-en.

    Answer by okmanders at 1:21 PM on May. 30, 2013

  • But-in,Kit-in

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:28 PM on May. 30, 2013

  • I say but'un and kit'in. <<<---- this!

    Answer by Crafty26 at 3:31 PM on May. 30, 2013