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Having trouble with Tha sound

I'm having trouble with Tha, which matches with थ in the lessons. Tha sounds more like it's starting with a c or k from the audio; is this correct?

July 20, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Albertalbert10

I can help you,Bro...It 's the "TH" of thirsty,thailand...

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sam362597

In English the 'th' of thirsty and the 'th' of Thailand are pronounced very differently (and I suspect most people don't sound the 'h' at all when saying Thailand - for me 'Thai' pretty much rhymes with 'tie). And the 'th' in 'the' is a different sound again. The way it was explained to me was that थ is similar to the sound in the middle of the word 'boathouse'. That taught me to pay attention to sounding the 'h'.

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RanzoG

Thums Up -- Taste the Thunder! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O2Gq7nelu0

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Yuv1702

Its like thirsty but tha

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sam362597

This doesn't work for the many varieties of English that pronounce 'th' as a fricative in the majority of words, including thirsty: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pronunciation_of_English_%E2%9F%A8th%E2%9F%A9

Better for those varieties of English to say it's like the 'th' in the middle of boathouse or lighthouse.

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jegviltaledansk

It's the "Th" sound in thalassemia.

July 23, 2018
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