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  • Hello. I'm Sammy, and this is part three of the connected speech series.

  • Connected speech is used when you're speaking quickly and casually,

  • and it helps your American English sound more natural.

  • Today, we'll discuss linking.

  • Linking means combining the sounds from the end of one word to the beginning of the next word.

  • American English speakers naturally link sounds together to avoid pauses in fluid speech,

  • so practicing linking can help your American English sound more fluent.

  • There are two main types of linking: consonant-vowel linking and vowel-vowel linking.

  • Consonant-vowel linking occurs when one word ends with a consonant sound and the next word begins with a vowel sound.

  • When this happens, we pronounce the words as if the consonant sound has moved from the end of the first word to the beginning of the next word.

  • For example, look up is pronounced "lookup," turn on the light becomes "turnon the light."

  • That's an umbrella becomes thatsanumbrella.

  • Vowel-vowel linking occurs when one word ends in a vowel sound and the next word begins with a vowel.

  • You add a "yuh" sound or "wuh" sound in between the vowel sound at the end of the first word and the vowel at the beginning of the second word.

  • So how do you know whether to add a "yuh" or a wuh"?

  • Let's find out.

  • If a word ends in the sounds "ee," "ih," ay," "eye," or "oy" and the next word begins with a vowel, the two words are linked with a "yuh" sound.

  • For example, "stay out" is pronounced like "stay yout."

  • Linking words with "yuh" happens even if there isn't a "Y" in the spelling.

  • "He asked" is pronounced like "he yasked."

  • "Sigh of relief" is a "sighyof relief."

  • If a word ends in the sounds "uh," "oo," oh," or "ow" and the next word begins with a vowel, then the two words are linked with "wuh."

  • For example, "how are you" is pronounced like "howare you."

  • Again, linking words with the "wuh" sound happens even if there isn't a "W" letter in the spelling.

  • For example, "go inside" is pronounced like "gowinside."

  • "Two other people" becomes "twowother people."

  • Let's practice! Pay attention to the underlined words in the following story,

  • and practice using consonant-vowel linking and vowel-vowel linking.

  • Press pause at each screen to go at your own pace.

  • (Soft music playing.)

  • That's it for now. Next time, we'll practice T&D tapping.

  • This is when the T sound gets pronounced like a D, like in the word butter.

  • This is American English. Thanks for watching.

Hello. I'm Sammy, and this is part three of the connected speech series.

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