But yesterday, as I was speaking on the phone, I was asked for the name of someone who had sent me a particular e-mail.
"Carlos Frontado," I said.
"I'm sorry?" she said.
Enunciate, I thought. Say it the way she would say it, not the way the audiobook would recommend. "Carlos," I said distinctly, making sure the terminal 's' was clearly audible. "Frontado." But the 'r's were still alveolar taps, and the 'd' was a 'th' sound, for all my planning ahead.
"Could you spell it?" she said.