The Letter T (The English Alphabet)


The letter T is the twentieth letter in The English Alphabet.  It is also the sixteenth Consonant in The English Alphabet.

As with every letter in The English Alphabet, The Letter T has two versions in the written form.

These two versions are called:  The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case.

 


The Upper-Case T looks like this:

T

The Lower-Case T looks like this:

t

Notice that the main difference between The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case T is the size and that the top bar is lowered a bit (similar to The Letter F.)  You will find that this is the same for quite a few letters in The Alphabet.


Pronunciation

By itself.  The letter T is only pronounced one way in The English language.

Letter T
The Letter T

 

The Letter T

  • Tambourine
  • Tiger
  • Tango
  • Tangerine
  • Tulip

 

(Notice!!! – Though the picture to the right, is of a train, and the word “Train” does, in fact, start with The Letter T, it is not a good example for the pronunciation of The Letter T, because, when combined with The Letter R, The Letter T actually sounds like The Ch Combination.)

 


Notice

As you learn English, you will notice that The Letter T is often combined with The Letter H.  When this happens, it is pronounced in two different ways.  The Voiced and Un-Voiced Th Sound 

When combined with The letter H (like this: Sh, sh) the two letters, together, have a different sound.

The Voiced Th Sound

  • This
  • That
  • These
  • Those
  • Shackle

The Un-Voiced Th Sound

  • Thanks
  • Through
  • Thorough
  • Thing
  • Thimble

(You will learn more about this in a later lesson)


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