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Steg Belsky wrote:
>
> On Wed, 30 Dec 1998 17:43:31 +0100 Kristian Jensen <[log in to unmask]>
> writes:
> >
> >  "eighth"  /eitT/  [eIt_dT] - the subscript _d marks dental sounds.
> >Here in anticipation for the dental fricative [T], the tongue makes
> >contact with the upper front teeth rather than the alveolar ridge.
>
> >Hope that helps,
> >-Kristian- 8-)
> >
>
> I pronounce "eighth" /ejT/, without any /t/ whatsoever....maybe it's a
> dialectal difference...

I pronounce it as Kristian transcribed it, although your pronunciation
also seems fairly common around here. Also, some people around here
pronounce "height" as [h^it_dT] (probably by analogy with "width"
[wId_dT] or [wIt_dT]) or even as [h^iT].