THE CONSONANT "T"

/t/

SOURCE: Germanic */t/

Voiceless alveolar stop

The consonant /t/ has been stable from OE through PDE.

CONSONANT
OE /t/
ME /t/
EME /t/
PDE /t/
SPELLING
t
t, tt
t, tt, d, ed, et
t, tt, d, ed, et
EXAMPLE
tæcan
teche
teach
teach

SOUND

CHANGES AFFECTING /t/

ME /t/

Intrusive consonant

EME /t/

Assibilation

Loss in consonant clusters with /s/

Spelling pronunciation as /q/