Accent Diet Lesson 7: Connecting Sounds – #80375

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Accent Diet Lesson 7: Connecting Sounds – #80375

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english pronunciation practiceARE THERE ANY RULES FOR CONNECTING SOUNDS?

Yes. Any words within thought groups can be linked together, but some sounds are easier to connect than others. Here are a few basic rules to help you connect your sounds more accurately.

Consonants Connect to Vowels:

have a –> hava

meeting at –> meetin-gat

Aptos office –> Apto-soffice

Vowels Connect to Vowels:

you and –> you-wand

the Aptos –> th-yaptos

Consonants Connect to Consonants:

and Dave –> anDave

pass your –> pass-shor

english pronunciation practiceDO I NEED TO MEMORIZE SPECIAL CONNECTING RULES?

No. The best way to learn how to connect is to extend the ends of your words and let them connect with the next word naturally. The rules are useful for helping you understand how words connect, but if you think too much about the rules while you are speaking, your speech will not sound fluent.

Instead of memorizing rules, try memorizing the sound connections in groups of words that you commonly use. This will make it easier to add connections to your speech more naturally.

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