PA-01 (Hard and Soft T Sounds)

When the letter T appears in the middle of a word, it can have two different sounds:  soft or hard.  With my southern accent, I was raised using the SOFT-T pronunciation, so that is what I teach.  I prefer the SOFT-T because it is easier to pronounce in my opinion.  You are free to use the HARD-T pronunciation if you like.  Both are correct.