Consonant to Consonant Linking and Tongue Position Change – #79710

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Consonant to Consonant Linking and Tongue Position Change – #79710

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Important Points to Remember about Rule 3:

When the consonant is the same, then we only pronounce it once.

  • base station = ba-s-tation
  • (The “e” in “base” is silent, so it doesn’t affect the rule.)

  • phone number = pho-n-umber
  • (The “e” in “phone” is silent, so it doesn’t affect the rule.)

    Important Points to Remember about Rule 4:

    /s/ + /y/ = /sh/
    /z/ + /y/ = /zh/
    /t/ + /y/ = /ch/
    /d/ + /y/ = /j/

  • It’s easy to forget your cell phone number. = forge-chur
  • You might not be able to use your phone to call 911. = u-zhur

(The “e” in “use” is silent, so it doesn’t affect the rule.)

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