AmE pronunciation of "t", as in "retaliation"


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Chinese-Mandarin Chinese
Hi, everyone.
I am thinking how this bolded "t" pronounces in "retaliation"?

Is it a "flap t" in American English?

Thank you very much.
  • natkretep

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    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    The rule is that if you have a /t/ at the beginning of a stressed syllable, it's got to be a true /t/, not a flap t or a glottal stop.