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T turning into what sounds like a trill in Irish English?

As pointed out in the comments, what you're hearing there is flapping, the pronunciation of /t/ as voiced [ɾ]. This is most commonly associated with American English, but it can be found across ...
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Why does <sing> have three phonemes, while <sink> has four?

The phonemic status of [ŋ] in English is debated. The simplest argument for it being a phoneme is the existence of the following pairs: singer vs. sinner (establishes a contrast between [ŋ] and [n]) ...
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