How do you pronounce double consonants in American English?
- Daddy - Do you say "Da-di", "Dad-di" or "Dad-i"?
- Mommy - Do you say "Ma-mi", "Mam-mi" or "Mam-i"?
- Swimming - "swi-ming", "swim-ming" or "swim-ing"?
I try to listen but I can’t catch it. Are there any rules to pronounce double consonants?
By the way, I'd to know more about syllabic-boundary of double consonants. For example, I read two dictionaries online. For "Mommy" one pronounces "Ma-mi" and another one pronounces "Mam-i". It makes me confused. Can we say both? But when I hear by myself it looks like "Mam-mi", can I say that too?
And about "butter" (it's interesting) which EnabledZombie wrote that it is pronounced "budder" (two Ds) but I saw in a dictionary, it wrote that it has to be pronounced "bud.er". There is only one D. How are they different? Or does it share "d" between 2 syllabics?