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Stephen Mulraney wrote:

> On Apr 5, 2005 3:55 PM, Keith Gaughan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>>JC wrote:
>>
>>As an adjunct to this, does anybody know how to describe the (in)famous
>>Irish "whistled-t"? It's quite similar to this, only softer and not
>>quite so much curled as raised.
>
> What is this "whistled-t" of which you speak? I've probably heard it, but the
> description doesn't bring anything to mind immediately...

Try saying "butter" or "thought". It's the final and intervocalic
sounds.

K