First, some examples.

 

Ex 01: ‘later on’. In this example, the ‘t’ is pronounced as a ‘t’ (eg., later).

(This speaker is an older male.)

 

 

 

Ex 02: ‘later on’. In this example, the ‘t’ is pronounced as a ‘glottal stop’ (eg., la’er).

(This speaker is an older male.)

 

 

 

Ex 03: ‘a week later’. In this example, the ‘t’ is pronounced as a ‘t’ (eg.,later).

(This speaker is an older female.)

 

Now your turn. Listen to each item and decide whether you hear a ‘t’ or a glottal stop’. Then we’ll briefly consider the results.

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