I am learning English and I like to observe how people say it.
Most of time, I hear "but I" as "buttai", "out of" as "outtof." In this case, the T is pronounced.
However, I also hear when people say "they don't exist", it sounds more like "don nexist" or "they don Exist"(with a clear E sound). The T is silent.
Recently, I heard a movie character say "They won't make it out alive", and it sounds like "They won makkittou alive". There are few things I observed,
- The T from "won't" is silent,
- The K sound "make" links to "it", and T sound from "it" links to "out"
- The T sound from "out" is silent and doesn't link to "alive", I can clearly hear "alive", not "talive".
So I am very confused about when I should pronounce the final letter, and when I should link it.
I learned from both American and British films, but the example line is from an American TV show.