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frequency of phonemes in American English

I am trying to find out the frequency of consonant phonemes in American accented English as actually spoken, as opposed to 'Proper' dictionary pronunciation. I would like to include the use of glottal stop in this list as well. So that words like 'hat' or 'kitten' in which Americans are most likely to use a glottal stop in place of the 't's is factored in.

I would like all of the actual phonemes taken into account like how 'exit' is pronounced 'egzit' or many past tense -ed verbs are pronounce with a 't' instead and so on. Where would I be able to find this kind information?

Thanks for your time.

Kevin

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