For example, there is a sentence:

This is just what we are looking for

When we read it fast, how to read "what we"?

  1. "what we", the t is soft
  2. "wha twe", the tw is read together like in tween

Which is correct?

PS: I have the same problem with that we and other word before we with t ending. Are they having the same rule?


It depends on the accent. In my normal voice (south east British middle class) it's the first one. When I talk in Received Pronunciation, it's the second. In some accents, the t sound might disappear completely.

The first sounds more natural to me, but that may be because it's my own accent.

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