Linking Pattern #5: /d/+ /y/ = /d͡ʒ/
Linking 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.
In this lesson, we’re going to practice linking pattern #5: /d/+ /y/ = /d͡ʒ/.
And now it’s your turn.
Here’s your audio pronunciation quiz.
Which sentence do you hear?
Linking /d/ + /y/ … or no linking?