How is Utah pronounced?
Is there a Utah accent?
Accents are common across the country and many regions and states have their own unique accent. Utah is no exception. More and more Utahns are actually just transplants from other states, so the Utah accent is less prevalent than other accents, like a southern accent.
Is the T silent in water?
It depends. The “t” in water and matter can be pronounced correctly a few different ways. Different dialects will pronounce the “t” as the the traditional letter T is pronounced /t/, but it is most commonly pronounced as an Alveolar flap , /ɾ/, and in some dialects you will here is glotallized as a Glottal stop /ʔ/.
Is the T silent in exactly?
In practice, yes it is virtually silent unless one makes a special effort to pronounce it. When we have a consonant cluster here /ktl/ one sound is often not heard. The linguistice term for it is “dissimilation”.