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PAUSING AND LINKING
Transcript of PAUSING AND LINKING
USES OF PAUSES
1. To make meanings clear
2. To emphasize a particular idea.
3. For special effects.
4. To enable the speaker catch his breath when saying a long sentence.
SIGNALS FOR PAUSES:
1. Before punctuation marks.
2. Before conjunctions.
3. Between gramatical units such as phrases, clauses and sentences.
WHAT IS PAUSING?
- This is the grouping of words or syllables altogether into larger units that conveys a thought.
- a short period of silence following a word or group of words of related words
- use the [j] sound to link vowels like long
, and short
LINKING CONSONANT TO AN INITIAL VOWEL
-the final consonant sound of a content is often joined to the initial vowel sound word next to it.
- a DOUBLE VERTICAL BAR
is used to represent a distinct pause.
- in DIRECT SPEECH (in both fiction and non-fiction), a pause is conventionally indicated by
ELLIPSIS POINTS (...) or a DASH (-)
- use a short [w] links vowels like long
(as in food) and short
Three Types of Linking
1. She wanted to go to school
but they can't afford it.
2. When I walked in,
I heard the loud booming voice.
3. She was introduced twice by her teachers,
Dr. Asuncion and
- simply defined as the process of
joining words smoothly
to each other without adding extra sounds or omitting final consonants.
LINKING TWO VOWELS
1. 'You ask' is said
2. 'Two apples is sais
3. 'You are' is said
4. Go under' is said
1. 'My eye' is said "
2. My application' is said
3. 'My office' is said
4. 'Fuzzy umbrella' is said
1. 'Just a moment' is said
2. 'Get away' is said
3. 'Firs of All' is said
Pausing and linking adds power, drama to your speech. Use it wisely and intelligently.