TR Cluster pronunciation AmE?

In American English the TR cluster is pronounced as CHR like word (Tree).

My question is about word (Industry), there's an "S" before the TR, so it is an ST cluster, so the question is, do we still pronounce it as CHR or True T because of the "S"?

4 Answers

  • 1 year ago

    I pronounce in dus tree not in duh stree. STR (as in street or strewn) can be a cluster, but I would not put it like that in the words industry or industrial. there is a break between the s and the tr.

  • Squid
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    You never pronounce TR as CHR. You pronounce industry as IND-US-TREE. go there and set the speed at -1 or -2 and it's a pretty good example of what American English should should like. You can type any word or phrase you want in the box.

  • 2 years ago

    I don't know what language program you are using, but the TR in industry and tree is the same, but I cannot think of any word where an S before T or TR changes to a sound similar to an American English pronunciation of a word with the letter combination CHR.

  • Cara
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    The word "tree" is not pronounced "chree."

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