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].