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What is tapping?

Which type of English has tapping in it?

In North American English, which of the following words will have tapping?

In North American English, which of the following words will have tapping?

In North American English, which of the following words will have tapping?

In North American English, which of the following words will have tapping?

In North American English, which of the following words will have tapping?

In North American English, which of the following words will have tapping?

In North American English, which of the following words will have tapping?

In North American English, which of the following words will have tapping?


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188 Comments on “Sound like a Native English Speaker: Tapping”


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thank you

Thursday, September 17th 2015

    HI EMMA, IT’S REALLY GREAT THAT NORTH AMERICAN TAPPING DIFFERENTLY, BUT IT SEEM LIKE THERE IS LITTLE CONFUSION, DID YOU TAP (F) OR DOESN’T TAPPED?
    SO I REALLY ENJOY THE TEST GOOD LUCK!

    Thursday, October 8th 2015

nice video

Thursday, September 17th 2015

Hi, Emma, That’s really interesting. I’ve noticed that English speakers used to don’t pronounce the “r” for example “Peter” sounds like “Pita”. Is that correct?

Thursday, September 17th 2015

Thanks Emma for this lesson!

It’s interessing to know the rules to pronounce “t” in North American English speaking. To me, as a portuguese speaker, it sounds that this “d” is pronounced a little like “r”. Something like “warer”, for example.

Thursday, September 17th 2015

    Yes, I agree.

    Friday, September 18th 2015

    I also agree!

    Friday, September 18th 2015

      I agree.

      Sunday, November 22nd 2015

    Exactly what I was thinking.

    Monday, January 4th 2016

    I agree too.

    Thursday, April 7th 2016

    Yes, I’m a spanish speaker and I have realized that the “d” sounds like “r” too.

    Monday, September 26th 2016

Hi, Emma! It was a very interesting lesson. Thank you! Greetings from Brazil!

Thursday, September 17th 2015

Yeah, Understood , I got it how to pronounce..
Nice lesson Ms.Emma.. Anyway thanks..

Thursday, September 17th 2015

Interesting! Thank you, Emma :)

Thursday, September 17th 2015

Thanks a lot.

Thursday, September 17th 2015

10/10 thank you Emma

Thursday, September 17th 2015

Hello. I want to practice my english so please someone add mee in Skype. My Skype is ronofreb :)

Thursday, September 17th 2015

nice emma

Thursday, September 17th 2015

I think the same, I can also notice a little ‘r’ instead of a ‘d’ sound. But anyway, it was really helpful

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thank you for your interesting lesson!

Friday, September 18th 2015

Awnsome tips! Thanks Emma!

Friday, September 18th 2015

thank you emma

Friday, September 18th 2015

10/10 excellent Emma

Friday, September 18th 2015

all right /t/ sounds like /d/ sounds is North America typical…
Thanks Emma ^^

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thank you, Emma, for your educating video lessons. By watching your videos we find out what shortcomings do we have in our English. And it feels perfect when you discover and correct them. Learning English or a language is like learning math. You need to learn everything step by step, otherwise you will limp.

Regards,
Roya.

Friday, September 18th 2015

    duzdu you are right :)

    Friday, September 18th 2015

Thank you very much Emma ;)
Cheers from Spain

Friday, September 18th 2015

Austrian accent isn’t my cup of tea.
Thank you Emma :)

Friday, September 18th 2015

very fantastic for this babareddu

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thank you very much, I have learnt many things from you! No matter where you are, I always love you.

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thank you, Emma I got 10 correct out of 10.

Friday, September 18th 2015

this was a amazing lesson. thanks emma.

Friday, September 18th 2015

Great lesson, Emma. You are amazing.

Friday, September 18th 2015

usefull, just for us to take care about our accent as non-native english personn. thanks

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thank you Emma. Great lesson.

Friday, September 18th 2015

It is really helpful and very important for our English pronunciation.

Friday, September 18th 2015

I’m also learning German and I’d be glad if there was anyone who speaks German as first language to help me. Let me know and I’ll give you my whatsapp number.

Friday, September 18th 2015

thanks Emma.

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thank you very much for your help! In your opinion, it’d be better to practise only one accent or more than one?

Thanks again!

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thanks.

Friday, September 18th 2015

its really awesome to learn north american accent and i thank emma

Friday, September 18th 2015

thanks Emma nice video.

Friday, September 18th 2015

Much interesting.
Thank you Emma

Friday, September 18th 2015

yeah, I got full marks in Quiz

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thank you so much

Friday, September 18th 2015

    hello fatemh

    Monday, September 28th 2015

i had complaint regarding this lesson..i dont know you u didnt reply..
u had two mistakes.first bristish pronunciation of water..wota..as it contains double vowel…
second regarding tapping t..it depends upon position of the t..not on the stress..you ought to justify f u think u r right..

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thank you

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thank you Emma! It was a very interesting lesson. 10/10

Saturday, September 19th 2015

Thank you :))

Saturday, September 19th 2015

9/10 thanks :)

Saturday, September 19th 2015

Thanks,Emma

Saturday, September 19th 2015

I love this simple rule

t = D when unstress.I do miscellaneous accent just because that what I’ve heard.
cheers Emma have a good day :)

Saturday, September 19th 2015

Thank you very much. This is a great lesson for me to find new way of pronouncing the letter ‘t’ when it’s appeared in the middle of a word.

Saturday, September 19th 2015

Jade, Thanks for your 8 Tips post of 2/23/2015. I’m a singer and actor and visited your sight to improve my British accent. Your comments on the ‘r’ and the difference between ‘ae’ and ‘a’ are very helpful. However, I must take issue with your instruction on “wh”. Just because a specific pronunciation has been adopted by a majority of speakers, we shouldn’t blindly capitulate. I know language is living and ever evolving, but maintaining a standard pronunciation can also be important. “wh” pronounced at “hw” provides clarity in expression. Learning pronunciation also helps one climb the social ladder. I’m an example of that. My Dad was miner with barely an elementary education. Through education and working to erase a parochial accent I was able to rise much higher than my Dad would have imagined.

Saturday, September 19th 2015

realy it is intresting lesson and i like the way of teaching

Saturday, September 19th 2015

Very interesting, Emma!

Saturday, September 19th 2015

nice one

Sunday, September 20th 2015

10/10.Amazing :D thanks so much.

Sunday, September 20th 2015

Thank you for making this video.
You have really great lessons on Engvid.
And Sorry for this question EMMA,you look so sweet and like a pregnant,is that true or I am just confused ? :)

Sunday, September 20th 2015

That is a great way to learn English, thank you.

Sunday, September 20th 2015

Hey Emma!
Please provide us with lesson of ‘Pronoun and its types’
and don’t forget about its rules.
Yeah I know it might be quite long but we(learners) really nred that . Please make it for us.

Sunday, September 20th 2015

Hey Emma!
Please provide us with lesson of ‘Pronoun and its types’
and don’t forget about its rules.
Yeah I know it might be quite long but we(learners) really nred that . Please make it for us.
I’ve watched your vedios and even subscribed to your channel.
Its kinda request.

Sunday, September 20th 2015

Hello Emma .
Thanks for this lesson . I have two questions : i cannot find a word with a t at the middle of it that is unstressed so that it is pronounced with a d sound in North America. Could you show me a example , you did not in this lesson .
My second question is : you wrote on the white board the short phrase ” when unstress ” . Should we not use the past participle of ” unstress ” rater than the base form .
Thanks for all . Bye

Sunday, September 20th 2015

    Hi tsamp,

    With photo and photographer you’ll get the both.

    According to my dictionnary I’ll put in UPPER CASE the stress-ed- syllable ;-)
    PHOto
    phoTOgrapher

    Hope it can help.

    Monday, September 21st 2015

    yeat! good

    Friday, September 25th 2015

Thanks

Monday, September 21st 2015

Thanks teacher!

Monday, September 21st 2015

hello emma.thank you for your lessons.
i have always had a big problem in english.i can’t explain that exactly but i can give some examples.i hope you understand me.for example;
1.my bedroom’s door or the door of my bedroom?
2.people convenience or people’s convenience or the convenience of people?
in summary i have a big problem to order the related words.
plz help me.
thank you so much

Monday, September 21st 2015

Very nice lesson. Thank you.

Monday, September 21st 2015

Sounds interesting!

Monday, September 21st 2015

Hi all,

I remember a trainer who taught me that several years before. Nice to brush it up once again with Emma.

When I look up on wikipedia, “flapping” and “tapping” seem to have the same meaning, so don’t they ?
Also both seem to concerns only /t/ (unvoiced) and its obstruent counterpart /d/ (voiced).
But enough theory now… Let’s do as if there were no more obstruents (/f/ vs /v/”, or “/s/ vs /z/” etc.) lol

If I put aside “tapping” and move to silent t”.
As far as I can rely with my “terrible” listening,
I’d say – as soons as a native speaker speeds up, “t” can be “eaten” -.
This applies in BE (as mentioned by Emma), but also in NAE.
Thinking especially to the words in(t)ernet, in(t)erview or wa(t)er…
Is somebody else to agree with it ?

Thanks Emma, your videos rocket our english.

Monday, September 21st 2015

THANKS Emma. ..! Very good..!

Monday, September 21st 2015

10/10 thank you, Emma

Monday, September 21st 2015

wow I understan.
thank you so much for your support.
it is nice video.

Monday, September 21st 2015

Thanks a lot ! It’s very useful !

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

Great thanks for you Ema

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

Very good!

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

thank you so much, you’re one of my favourite teachers here! I often understand quickly when you explained about english lesson

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

Thanks Emma for this lesson thats is gonna help me a lot with American pronunciation

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

I love this! Thanks a lot

Thursday, September 24th 2015

Interesting sound

Thursday, September 24th 2015

hellow my dear teachers and my classmates
how are you?

Friday, September 25th 2015

Your lesson is very usefull. I thank you so much ^^

Friday, September 25th 2015

Thanks so much!
You are a good teacher.

Friday, September 25th 2015

I got 100% Marks. Thanks Emma.

Friday, September 25th 2015

Excellent lesson

You’r awesome teacher

Saturday, September 26th 2015

Hi Emma

Thank you for the lesson!

Could you teach us a lesson about the differences between American and Canadian English?

Thanks!

Saturday, September 26th 2015

i love Ema

Saturday, September 26th 2015

Thank you

Saturday, September 26th 2015

Hi Emma
You are an excellent teacher. It possible to have connection with by Skype.?
I enjoy your classes very much

Saturday, September 26th 2015

Thankyou Emma !
could you please help me to understand the difference between OF ALL and FROM ALL ?
Exemple :__???___ all those applying,Mr. Jamison was the most experienced applicant.

Sunday, September 27th 2015

hi to all

Sunday, September 27th 2015

I thank you, that was extremely helpful

Sunday, September 27th 2015

Very useful lesson, thanks a lot Emma.

Monday, September 28th 2015

Your lesson is so interesting. Thank you!

Monday, September 28th 2015

I have passed.I have a hundred.Emma is the best!!Grettings from Seville

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

It was kinda nice lesson.I hope that you make more lessons of pronunciation. Anyway it was clear and understandable . Thanks Emma.
Elyas Adel

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

Thanks for precious lesson emma…

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

Thanks a lot Emma! Your pronunciation is clearly and so easy to understand

Wednesday, September 30th 2015

thank you .Emma. this is a good video

Wednesday, September 30th 2015

thank you, Emma :)

Wednesday, September 30th 2015

Mrs. Emma,
How to use the adverbs: fairly, quite, rather, pretty before adjectives?
This room is fairly tidy.
This room is rather untidy.
The new teacher is rather nice. I’m surprised -he didn’t look very friendly.
Thanks.
Explain how to use these adverbs before adjectives.

Thursday, October 1st 2015

I really enjoy the American English pronunciation !Thaks for your good tricks !

Thursday, October 1st 2015

thank you <3

Friday, October 2nd 2015

Congratulation Emma!

Friday, October 2nd 2015

Thank you very much Emma! Your teaching is perfect as usual!

What about words like “thirteen” and “fourteen”?
In these words, the “t” doesn’t turn into “d”, does it?

Friday, October 2nd 2015

Thanks emma, it helps me to understand more about english

Sunday, October 4th 2015

Thak Emma.

Sunday, October 4th 2015

very informative! nice lesson..

Sunday, October 4th 2015

Thank you Emma

Monday, October 5th 2015

Thank u Emma.Excellent lesson

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Excellent explanation, thank u madam.
If u dont mind, it will be a great help if could explain the differences among Regarding, related to, with respect to & On behalf of..
1. I am calling you regarding your interview.
2. I am calling you related to your interview.
3. I am calling you with respect to your interview.
4. i am calling you on behalf of your interview,
Which one is true from the above 4 examples and why?
I am getting confused of these….

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Got 9/10 not bad….thankyou

Thursday, October 8th 2015

Great Lesson! Thank you so much, I really liked it! :)

Thursday, October 8th 2015

Thank you :)

Thursday, October 8th 2015

thanks emma

Friday, October 9th 2015

Thank you!

Sunday, October 11th 2015

Hi,
This lesson is very usefull

Monday, October 12th 2015

I dit it great!

Monday, October 12th 2015

thank you emma

Monday, October 19th 2015

Thank you very much teacher.

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

Thank you very much Emma!

Friday, October 23rd 2015

Thank you! It really helps.

Saturday, October 24th 2015

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Sunday, October 25th 2015

Thank you !! ^^ 감사합니다

Monday, October 26th 2015

oh really iam happy to have this lesson with u Emma i have learned alot from it. thank you <3

Friday, October 30th 2015

I got 10 correct out of 10!
Now I know the secret of North American accent.
Thank you Emma!

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Good learn, Thanks

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

nice video

Friday, November 6th 2015

it was an mind blowing experience , love you emma , for your awesome lesson

Sunday, November 8th 2015

thank you emma

Thursday, November 12th 2015

Thanks a million.

Thursday, November 12th 2015

Love you Emma! nice lesson nice girl !!!

Friday, November 13th 2015

Quite informative and useful!

Tuesday, November 17th 2015

10 correct out of 10, Thans, Emma.

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

Thank you Emma.
Do you have any examples when the “T” is stressed ?

Tuesday, November 24th 2015

Hello Emma I hope you are well thanks so much the lesson it was great! :)

Sunday, November 29th 2015

awww yiss perfect score B)

Monday, November 30th 2015

Emma is my favourite teacher, regards from Colombia.

Friday, December 4th 2015

thank you Emma , it was really interesting

Monday, December 7th 2015

Thank you Emma

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Thanks, Emma I got it. It’s very interesting.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Thanks for this lesson it is really important for me, because I am a North American.

Friday, December 11th 2015

Dear Emma! Would you answer my question? Is “tapping” refer only to letters t and d? Or other letters too?

Friday, December 11th 2015

very helpful video . thank you :)

Friday, December 11th 2015

thanks you emma!

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

I love your lessons Emma, I passed all the day see them

Sunday, December 20th 2015

thank you EMMA its really interesting

Thursday, December 24th 2015

Useful lesson

Saturday, December 26th 2015

Thanks. I like how you simplify things.

Monday, January 4th 2016

Hi Emma, I really feel great to take your lesson, in spite to my English level I think is beginner ,!

Saturday, January 16th 2016

love Emma’s lessons

Sunday, January 17th 2016

Thank you for letting me know the difference among American, British and Australian.very interesting. I want to know that’s kinda thing more next time.

Monday, January 18th 2016

Hi Emma thanks for the lesson, I love how you do this. However, I agree with some people here on the comments, the sounds for spanish and portugues native speakers is more like a “r” sound instead of “d” sound.

Thursday, January 21st 2016

hi ,excellent video ,but i have a question ,why i listen that the prononce its sounds like a (r) and not like a (d) ?

Friday, January 22nd 2016

Great !

Monday, January 25th 2016

very nice, i’ve got 10/10 this time.
thanks EMMA your english is very clear

Sunday, January 31st 2016

Hi Emma,knew send me a video lesson pronunciation

Monday, February 1st 2016

Thank you

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Thank you, Emma.

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank you. It really helped me.

Saturday, February 20th 2016

Thank You,Emma,now i’m understand)

Sunday, February 21st 2016

hi.emma.
nice to meet you.
i got 10 out of 10.
but actually, pronunciation is really hard for me.
my tongue keeps going deeper becaese i am english beginner.

Sunday, February 21st 2016

Thank you Emma, That was great video that make me more understanding of NAE’sound..

Thursday, February 25th 2016

Thank you Emma, for the test. Seemingly there is a bug happening on my test. When I clicked on British, in the result report showed that I clicked on North American. But, It doesn’t matter for me. I still like your test.

Tuesday, March 1st 2016

Thank you, Emma!!!!!

Saturday, March 5th 2016

got 10 correct out of 10 :)

Monday, March 21st 2016

thank you

Sunday, March 27th 2016

“You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D”

Thanks a lot Emma :)

Thursday, March 31st 2016

thank you that’s a bettr way i have seen in my life

Saturday, April 9th 2016

Thank you Emma,You always make us easy to understand the knowledge of English

Thursday, April 28th 2016

This lesson was sooooo useful for me, thanks a lot Emma.

Thursday, April 28th 2016

Thanks Emma. 100%

Monday, May 2nd 2016

Thank you so much, Emma! <3 I hope you will continue making some useful videos for us!

Friday, May 6th 2016

Thank you for your lesson Emma.At the first time i talked with American guys i said “butter” in British accent.He didn’t understand at all that what was i say “><"

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

thank you Emma! nice video

Monday, May 30th 2016

what can i say Allah bless you
all the best to you anshallah

Tuesday, May 31st 2016

Thank for your effort

Wednesday, June 1st 2016

Very good lesson. Thanks.

Monday, June 13th 2016

Good! Thanks

Friday, July 1st 2016

this time 10/1o , i feel like a genius now

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

I can’t say thank you enough Emma !! Very usefull tip

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

thank you .. I really understand the lesson and got 100 % score

Saturday, August 20th 2016

Thank you emma i love your way in explanation you are so nice

Monday, August 29th 2016

I am indeed learning from u Emma…thank u so much..
i am learning a lot..

Wednesday, August 31st 2016

I live in North America,it was very interesting.
I always remember you with gratitude .
Thank you Emma.

Thursday, September 15th 2016
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