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How to pronounce the “n” in “wasn't really…” fast?

When people say "wasn't really" really fast, does the tongue position for /n/ in "wasn't" exactly the same as an usual /n/? (like in this description.) I ask this question because ...
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Pronunciation of the second /k/ in “excuse”?

The "p" in "application" is unaspirated and the "p" in "apply" is aspirated since it is the first letter in the stressed syllable, am I right? When an unvoiced stop is the first letter of a stressed ...
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How do you make the flap t sound as in the words city and letter

I'm having a hard time figuring out the right placement and motions of the tongue when making this consonant. I watched a few videos on this topic. People say that in order to make the sound you don't ...
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Pronouncing The American R

I realize this might be more of an accent question, but trying to master that American R sound, I don't quite know if I'm doing it correctly. That is, I sound very similar to the recordings I hear but ...
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Does google really pronounce a schwa here as it says rather than an “i”?

When I google "authentic pronunciation" or "enjoy pronunciation", it will show the followings: However, they don't sound like "tuhk" or "uhn" to me as it says (what google pronounces when I click ...
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Do we release all consonant sounds that appear at the end of the word which ends the sentence in AmE?

Do we release all the consonant sounds that appear at the end of the word ending a sentence? Examples: I am at work. There was a Big Bang. I have a new hope. He has a big heart.