"I read a newspaper."
Translation:אני קורא עיתון.
ee-ton. This link might be more helpful: http://forvo.com/search/%D7%A2%D7%99%D7%AA%D7%95%D7%9F/
I don't really understand what distinguishes these two options? Both work, and I know the only difference is ת ...
There is no "ט" tet "t" in this sentence. There is an "ע" ayin, however, which most modern Hebrew speakers treat as a silent letter. In modern Hebrew, there is no difference in the pronunciation of "ט" tet and "ת" tav, by the way. Both are pronounced "t" by most people in Israel.