In school I learned that unreleased final consonant sounds b,d,d,k,p,t.
My question is what does unreleased mean?
He played well and ran fast.
My teacher said the "st" in "fast" is unreleased. He said it's because it is joined; so how do I know if the last letters in a word are joined and when they are unreleased? Simply, my question is how do I know if the word has an unreleased final consonant? How do I know what are they?