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:
The Lower-Case T looks like this:
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.
By itself. The letter T is only pronounced one way in The English language.
The Letter T
(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.)
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
The Un-Voiced Th Sound
(You will learn more about this in a later lesson)