When listening to an English native speaker, it can sometimes be difficult to hear where one word ends and another begins. Native speakers join or link words when they speak so that it’s easier to speak quickly. (more…)
Native English speakers use the following 4 strategies to link words together when they speak.
Removing a sound - Elision
Changing a sound - Assimilation
Adding a sound - Liaison
Moving a sound - Juncture
For an explanation of the 4 linking strategies, click here.