Talk:but

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Have you ever used But at the beginning of a sentence

Pronunciation in but and butt[change]

I don't hear the difference between the pronunciation of but and butt, yet they both sound somewhat different. I don't understand this. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 01:46, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

As far as my (General US) accent goes, butt and but (pronounced clearly) sound exactly the same, but in the middle of a sentence, 'but' can become unstressed and take on the sound of /bət/. Is that what you meant? ~Sylvanmoon 02:47, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Okay. I have a strange combination of accents of different countries, so I don't seem to know every single rule of my home of New Zealand with their accents. I don't even know whether it is similar to Australian accent or whether I am actually hearing a notable New Zealand accent across my fellow New Zealanders. But thanks for noting some more general US accent stuffs! By the way, which states in the US use the "general US accent"? Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 09:46, 24 August 2016 (UTC)