I have a question about pronunciation. I've been studying English practically for my whole life, but for some reason I have such a hard time pronouncing the FLAP T.
I do know how to make it perfectly, but whenever I try to pronounce it it sounds really forced and whenever I try to talk fast like If i want to say 'It was such a pretty day" or Whenever the 'PRETTY' word comes up I get so stucked! Don't even get me started on pronouncing words like "turtle, murder, or saying "ORDER TO".
I used to practice English like crazy when I was a kid and a teenager and even in adulthood, making the flap T, would be extremely easy, been practicing 3 hours daily for over 5 months with words like "murder, turtle and listening to native speakers saying it and repeating it with them". Still, CAN'T pronounce it properly and fluently. Why? Do I need to focus on "tongue exercises"? JAW exercises too? I don't know, This sound is giving me such a hard time, and sometimes I just feel like givin' up on English.