Pronunciation - linking words

Linking words

This is a great explanation of how we join words in English. This was created by #hancockmcdonald and I often use his work to teach pronunciation. Can you tell what they are really saying and why it is written the way it is?

In English we often link a word that ends in a vowel sound with the following word that starts with a consonant. For example: tooth ache sounds like two theik.

We also link words that end in a vowel with the following work that starts with a vowel. For example: sore eyes sounds like sore rise.

This is why it can be so difficult sometimes to understand people when they are speaking.


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