This might be a silly question, but I've noticed that some people in the US don't pronounce their "TH's" in some words such as (This, that, the, these, those and etc...) and some other people don't even bother pronuncing it in words such as "there" either. Is it me or people really do drop that "TH" sound in the word "there"? If so, how common is it to hear something like that?

Here are some example phrases where I've heard no TH coming from the word "there" in American English:

I'm going over der. (There)

Did you go der? (There)

Did you see that der? (There)

  • You need to give better examples of what you mean. Phoneme substitutions are certainly made in American dialects, and in some cases that particular phoneme can be dropped or slurred, but you need to provide more examples in context. – Robusto May 19 at 0:51
  • How should the examples be? – Kaique May 19 at 1:07
  • Full sentences, and say where you heard them. – Robusto May 19 at 1:08
  • See if you find your answer in this excellent answer on our sister site. – Robusto May 19 at 1:27
  • Also see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th-stopping – Robusto May 19 at 1:29

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