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PAUSING AND LINKING

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on 11 September 2014

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Transcript of PAUSING AND LINKING

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.
LINKING
Conclusion
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
"l"
,
long
"e"
, long
"a"
, and short
"a"
, short
"i"
, short
"u"
and short
"o"
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.
Examples:
ANALYSIS
- 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

"o", "oo"
(as in food) and short
"a"
, short
"e",
short
"i"
, short
"u"
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
/
Mr. Soriano.
- simply defined as the process of

joining words smoothly
to each other without adding extra sounds or omitting final consonants.
LINKING TWO VOWELS
-
Examples:

1. 'You ask' is said
"You-
w
ask"
2. 'Two apples is sais
"Two-
w
apples"
3. 'You are' is said
"You-
w
are"
4. Go under' is said
"Go-
w
under"
Example:
1. 'My eye' is said "
My
-y
eye
"
2. My application' is said
"My-
y
application"
3. 'My office' is said
"My-
y
office"
4. 'Fuzzy umbrella' is said
"Fuzzy-
y
umbrella
Example:
1. 'Just a moment' is said
"Jus-ta moment".
2. 'Get away' is said
"Geta-way"
3. 'Firs of All' is said
"Firs-te-vall"
Pausing and linking adds power, drama to your speech. Use it wisely and intelligently.
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