Do you pronounce the "T" in "often"?

Do you pronounce the "T" in "often"



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What Girls Said 20

  • I do not. When I was younger, the only people I knew who would pronounce the 't' were intentionally trying to sound intelligent... so I have this association with it as being pretentious, even though I am fully aware that word pronunciation is heavily dependent on regional differences.

    The 't' really just throws off the flow in "often" (AHF-ən.) Like someone audibly saying the 'b' in "subtle," or the 'l' in "walk."

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    • Also, I am from the US. I moved around a lot as a kid (mostly East Coast, though), but my family was from New England, so my neutral "standard" American accent probably has some influences from there on certain words.

  • Sometimes I do, though I usually say it with a soft "t".

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  • No, I said off-en. But I'm from up north in England :)

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  • Yes, I do pronounce the 't' in that word.

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  • No I don't

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  • I don't know... I don't think we should pronounce the "t". Most native English speakers I know do not pronounce it.

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  • Yes I do.

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  • No I don't

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  • Yeah

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  • yes i do pronounce the T

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  • No, I don't.

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  • Nope i don't

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  • I pronounce it, no idea why.

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  • Yes I do

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  • Sometimes. Maybe. I don't know actually.

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  • I do. :)

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  • yes I do

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  • Yeah i think i usually do pronounce the T

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  • Yes. I do.

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  • No. Never. Aussie accent.

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What Guys Said 10

  • I always say "ofen" but everyone around me says "often".

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  • I'm like most Americans in that I don't clip off the hard "t" sound when I pronounce the word (like the Brits do).

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  • Nope

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  • Na. I say "off-in"

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  • Yes I do.

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  • I like to think that I have good pronunciation, but I offen don't pronounce the t in often.

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  • No, I say "off-un".

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  • Yeah. I bought some tea the other day... not like I ordered it like ''Tae'' lol

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  • yes unless your a chav "offen" just makes you sound like a degenerate.

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  • I pronounce it "O-fen".

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