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Read each sentence for three times
1. I want you to know my friend.
2. He is from Philadelphia.
3. Tomorrow we are flying to San
I want you to know my friend.
ai wat ju tu ou mai
ai watFu tE ou mE
ai wQtFE tE ou
Connected Speech VS
In the connected speech, we quite
naturally, appropriately,and correctly
modify some of the constituent phonemes
of the words we use. These modifications
represent the phenomena of stress,
assimilation, and elision.
The phenomenon of assimilation
The effect of sound upon neiboring
sounds in connected speech.
-----------Donald H Ecroyd
Voice and Articulation:A Handbook
Sound change or process by which features
of one element change to match those of
another that precedes or follows. Divided
into *progressive assimilation and
Oxford Concise Dictionary of Linguistics
In natural connected speech, sounds
belonging to one word can cause changes
in sounds belonging to neighboring words,
which is different from the words
pronounced in isolation.
English Phonetics and phonology:A Practical
When a speech sound changes, and
becomes more like another sound which
follows it or precedes it, this is called
-------Richards, J.C. et al
Longman Dictionary of Language
Common Points of Definitions
occurrence Connected speech
feature Sound changes
C i ----
In what ways can a consonant
Differences in place of articulation
Differences in manner of articulation
Differences in voicing
Assimilation of place
t→p that person Tap
light blue pE:s
meat pie laip
t→t that thing TAt
get that WiN
Assimilation of manner
that side TAs said
good night gu
in the i E
get them get tEm
read these ri:d
Assimilation of voicing
I like that black dog.
Assimilation Within Morpheme
In learning or teaching English
pronunciation, to do so would not be very
useful. It is essentially a natural
phenomenon that can be seen in any sort of
complex physical activity.
Can one phoneme substitute for
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