Journal Entries

An informal introduction to American allophonic variation

This makes for a narrative introduction to the North American pronunciation of the intervocalic /ɾ/. she also touches on the difference between the Spanish and English varieties.

As I began hearing Beto’s name said by a variety of acquaintances and the national media, I noticed that often the pronunciation sounded just slightly off.

Read more: What’s with that t sound in Beto?

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By P. Ezra Vasquez

Educator, writer, musician, linguist