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The final k in tidak/adik/kakak

It seems that the final k is not to be pronounced in the above words. However, some Duolingo forum-ers tend to disagree.

1- Duolingo audio doesn't seem to have the final k sound. Is there an error in robotic audio or k is not to be pronounced?

2-Indonesian Pod 101 also doesn't pronounce final k.

3- Learn Real Bahasa (Youtube channel of Zacky) also specifically doesn't pronounce the final k.

So which is it, teman-teman?

June 8, 2019



You don't hear the final k, somebody once told me that it's called a glottal stop.


You hear it and you don't. Tidak is a word with like 100 variations.

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