is a basic element of American English Pronunciation.
In a dictionary, words are given in isolation.
In natural speech, however, you don’t say words separately.
You connect words together. You link them.
And now it’s your turn.
In this quiz, you can hear the distinct
difference between linking and not linking.
If we pronounce each word separately and carefully,
we can sound annoyed or even angry.
Listen to each audio. Is the speaker linking?
pattern 1: consonant sound + vowel sound
pattern 1: word final -ed /dId/ + vowel sound
pattern 1: word final /s, z, Iz/ + vowel sound
pattern 2: vowel sound /y, w/ + vowel sound
pattern 3: consonant + same consonant
pattern 4: t + y = /t͡ʃ/
pattern 5: d + y = /d͡ʒ/