Continuing with the plosives we have:
T which is not voiced and also its voiced equivalent D. Compare the two sounds and listen for the voice in the D sound:
T/D T/D T/D T/D
To make the T sound, press the tip of your tongue against the alveolar ridge - the gum line just above and behind your two front teeth - and sharply release the pressure: T T T
The important thing to watch out for with this sound is that we do not release too much breath because that can make it sound like a T with an S after it. We want to hear: T and not Ts
Compare: YET and YETs
Another common fault with the “T” sound is that it can be dropped from the ends of words. This can result in lazy or confusing speech.
Let’s practice the “T” sound using all of the vowels.