Why mariah carrey pronounce "infinity" song as "infinily"?

I think that I have not mistake listening.


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    This is actually an artificial singing technique to help her carry the note through the "T" and into the long "EE". There still is a "T" sound but the combination of the music with the lyrics mutes the reduced plosive, which our ears naturally replace with an "L" sound.
    – Andrew
    Sep 30, 2017 at 14:53
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    To this US English speaker, she does not pronounce it "infinily". But Andrew is right; she de-emphasizes the T so it's not so plosive, so it comes out more like infini'y.
    – stangdon
    Oct 1, 2017 at 18:46

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It's really about her style of singing. Singers can pronounce words however they want. Pronouncing words differently can reduce the tense from the throat. For example, instead of saying "day" as you normally would, you could pronounce it, at least in a different accent, as "di." This would lower the openness of vowels, so less strain in muscles.

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