Many believe that a good pronunciation means to say every word clearly and clearly but this is not always the case. In the words of English, words within sentences are not always the same as when you say them. This is because English speakers link words together in sentences and sentences.
In order to improve spoken American English, you have to link words to each other like native speakers. Linking helps to create a smooth transition between the words in a sentence and makes the speech sound less harsh.
US English speakers will associate most words into a sentence or phrase. However, there are some guidelines I teach to my students when they are the first to learn on connection. In this article, I will describe three of these guidelines.
Linking guidelines for American Accent
Consonant + C onsonant rule
When the same band is found at the end of one word and beginning next , do not break your speech, simply hold the same sound for a long time. Hold the td / t / sound between these words and judge them as one of the words instead of breaking the words.
Try linking these words to the following phrases.
1. I went to the beach.
2. When does he come?
Hold / s / audio between these words.
Now try to link them to the following sentences.
1. It was so fun of her!
2. James is so intelligent. The C onsonant + Vowel rule
When the first word ends up in the same sound and the next word starts with an acoustic sound, the band sounds in the following words.
let it look
Try to connect the final sound to the following sound in these two sentences.
1. You can take it or understand it.
2. Some of them look the same.
The S Owel + V Owel rule
When the first word ends in a beep and the following word begins with sound a / y / sound for front lights and a / w / sound for backlight.
Put y / y / sound between these words.
Insert / w / sound between these words.
Now try using V + V connection in these phrases.
1. Can you say that again?
2. Can I help you?
3. Can you do that for me?
Linking is a very important part of spoken English because it makes the speech sound more melodic and natural. Using a connection will significantly improve the rhythm of your speech and reduce accent by making your speech smoother and less robust.
Understanding how Americans use links will also allow you to understand English speakers more easily.