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Silent "t" in "often"
Has it become a losing battle?
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2013/12/08
9:51am
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natatorium
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The kids, to me anyone under forty—from teens to media professionals, all seem to be hitting the “t” in “often” harder and harder these days to the extent that I wonder if it’s even possible to turn back the tide. Same goes for “aunt” being pronounced “awnt.” Is it time to throw in the towel on these two?  

2013/12/08
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This sounds like a fair survey of how people say often:

(There is a nice bonus at the end on listen, hasten, fasten, soften, though fasten and soften are questionable )

 

 

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