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Copy of Aspects of Connected Speech: Rhythm
Transcript of Copy of Aspects of Connected Speech: Rhythm
English Phonetics and Phonology, a course book. Ch.14.
In natural connected speech, sounds belonging to one word can produce changes in the sounds of neighboring words
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This phenomenon is usual in rapid natural speech and it is a result of coarticulation (same organs).
Even though it affects vowel sounds as well, the effect is better appreciated among consonants.
Among others, assimilation varies according to speaker rate and style.
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At least one feature of the final consonant is replaced by one(s) of the following initial consonant sound.
final consonant changes
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initial consonant changes
At least one feature of the initial consonant is replaced by one(s) of the following final consonant features.
It is only found in the most rapid and casual speech
Assimilation of voice is
and of one type: if the final consonat is lenis and the initial consonant is fortis, the final consonant will (probably) be voiceless:
Under certain circumstances sounds disappear.
We can say that the phoneme has
or that it has been deleted.
Loss or weak vowel after /p/ /t/ /k/
potato; tomato; canary; today
Weak vowel + n, l or r becomes syllabic
tonight, police, correct
Avoidance of complex consonant clusters
George the six's throne
acts ; looked back; scripts
Loss of final /v/ in "of" before consonants
"lots of them"
"waste of money"
Do you believe that contractions of grammatical forms should be regarded as phonological elision?
Even though in RP final /r/ is not pronunced, there are two instances in connected speech in which it occurs:
When a word's spelling suggests a final r, and a word beginning with a vowel follows, it is usual to pronounce that "r":
'here' but 'here are'
'four' but 'four eggs'
A way to link words when they end and begin with a vowel sound, is to add an "r" sound, even if it is not present in the words:
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