English t's

This page accompanies the discussion in Chapter 6 about allophonies, equivalence classes and the construction of experience. Listen to the recordings of English speakers from different parts of the world saying

That cat, Atom, didn't want to stare at the two thin rats at ease atop the atomic pot.

How many t's do you hear? You can download the .wav audio files and open them with Praat or Audacity to isolate words or part of words. Try to find flaps, glottal stops, plain t's and aspirated t's in these various dialects.

Charles: Brooklyn, New York
Nick: Bath, England
Marc: West London, England
Edwin: Edinburgh, Scotland
Erich: Melbourne, Australia
Alexis: Saskatchewan, Canada
Pauline: Montreal, Canada
Brent: Winnipeg, Canada