For many years, we had breakfast every Sunday in a nearby diner.
Same customers…sitting at the same tables…everybody having their usual breakfast.
Can I have…
A cup of coffee, with cream and sugar.
How about a cup of hot chocolate.
I want a cup of tea and a couple of slices of raisin bread.
Can I have a bagel with cream cheese and a cup of coffee.
I’ll take one of those muffins.
I’ll have a couple of eggs, sunny side up, with a slice of bacon.
I’ll have a bowl of cereal.
For me,…some of those pancakes you’re making.
Notice how we link: final consonant sound + of:
a cup of /ə-ˈkʌ-pə/
a glass of /ə-ˈglæ-sə/
a bowl of /ə-ˈbow-lə/
a slice of /ə-ˈslay-sə/
a couple of /ə-ˈkʌ-pə-lə/
one of /ˈwʌ-nə/
some of /ˈsʌ-mə/
Note: When of is not reduced, we say = /əv/.