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The pronunciation of "dr-" as "jr-" by some American English speakers [duplicate]

I've noticed that some Americans pronounce dr as jr , such as: draft → jraft Andrew → Anjrew Is this standard pronunciation?
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Coalescence of /t/ and /r/ in 'train', 'tram', 'traffic' etc [duplicate]

Could we say that when saying the 'tr' in words like 'train', 'tram' etc, that the /t/ and /r/ often coalesce to make a sound which is more similar to 'tchr'? I myself definitely do this, but I have ...
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How do you read "tr"? [duplicate]

I've got this little doubt over the pronunciation of "tr" in words (trial, attraction, actress). I recognized two ways of reading it - either as ch (like CHoose) + r or as t (as in Ten) + r, which I ...
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Are "I scream" and "Ice cream" homophones, or do we have another term here?

When two phrases are pronounced alike but have different spelling and meaning, can we call them homophones? e.g. "ice-cream" and "I scream", "nitrate" and "night rate", "that's tough" and "that stuff"...
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'Travel' - Place of articulation of /t/

What is a place of articulation which best fits the initial consonant of the word travel? It looks like the first sound is /t/ therefore it should be alveolar, but in the Longman pronunciation coach (...
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How do you pronounce words with the letter d?

I'm foreign and this causes me a lot of trouble. Sometimes the 'd' is pronounced normally [d], for example - done, but sometimes it's pronounced as [dʒ], for example - dream. How should I pronounce ...
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What is the trend in pronouncing the word "strength"? [closed]

Over the years, I have heard 3 different ways to pronounce the word strength: stre(ng)kth /stɹɛŋkθ/ strenth /st̠͡ɹ̠ɛn̪θ/ shtrength /ʃtɹɛŋθ/ I definitely pronounce it with option 3 (shtrength /ʃtɹɛŋθ/...
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TR sound and Word Stress

I read in American accent book that when a "t" is followed by an "r" sound, the "t" changes and becomes an almost "ch" sound. "To create this sound correctly, say "ch" as in chain, but just make the ...
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Is [tʃw] a valid pronunciation of the consonant blend 'tw'?

I came across this conundrum years ago in my phonetics class in university. Although the consonant blend 'tr' is pronounced [tʃɹ] as in 'tree' [tʃɹi:] in American English, I was taught that 'tw' is ...
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Pronunciation difference between "night rate" and "nitrate"

On English allophones on Wikipedia, there is an example of the pronunciation differences between "night rate" and "nitrate", Night rate: unreleased [ˈnʌɪt̚.ɹʷeɪt̚] (without a word ...
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