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  • The title of today's video is wuh tsup. What's up? This video is about linking: the specific

  • case where you take a word that begins with a vowel or a diphthong and you link it to

  • the word before that ends in a consonant sound. Wuh tsup. I'm sure you are noticing that I'm

  • putting the TS sound, the final consonant sounds of the first word, and I'm attaching

  • it to the second word. Tsup, tsup. Let's look at this example, which has two cases where

  • the consonant will link to the next word that begins with a vowel or diphthong. First, hours.

  • It's spelled with an H, but the first sound is the 'ow' as in 'now' diphthong. So, if

  • we're going to take the consonant sound and put it at the beginning of that word, we're

  • going to be saying 'nowers': nowers, nowers. It's like we're making a new word.

  • Teh - nowers. The next case, a, is going to be the schwa sound. And we're actually going to take

  • the Z sound from the word before: zuh, zuh, zuh. Teh - nower - zuh - day. Ten hours a

  • day. So taking the consonant from the end of one word an putting on the next word that

  • begins with a vowel or diphthong, will make your speech sound much more connected, and

  • much better linked. The T here in 'what' comes between two vowel sounds, so we're going to

  • pronounce it like a D. That's wuh - dai - thought. Dai -- connecting it to the word

  • 'I'. Wuh - dai. Now let's reconnect those: what I, what I, what I, but still think of

  • the D as beginning dai, dai. That's what I thought. This sentence has two words that

  • begin with vowels, and the words before end in consonants, so we'll be linking. Again,

  • the T is going to be pronounced as a D because it is between two vowel sounds. Wuh - dih - zit. Wuh - dih - zit. What is it, what

  • Wuh - dih - zit. Wuh - dih - zit. What is it, what is it?

  • In this sentence, we're going to take the Z sound and put it at the beginning of

  • the word anniversary: zanniversary. It's hih - zanniversary. It's his anniversary. And here,

  • I - mon - the train. I - mon, I'm on, I'm on. I'm on the train. Here, we'll take the S sound and

  • put it at the beginning of the word 'is'. Thih - siz - too much. Thih - siz, thih - siz,

  • this is. This is too much. Here, again remember, those T's between vowel sounds will

  • be pronounced as D's. Forgeh - dabou - dit. Forget about it.

  • That's it, and thanks so much for using Rachel's English.

The title of today's video is wuh tsup. What's up? This video is about linking: the specific

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B1 US vowel consonant diphthong sound linking consonant sound

English Pronunciation - Linking: Consonant to Vowel -- American Accent

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    Eden Yang posted on 2016/08/22
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