Linking consonant to vowel
In much of spoken English, our sentences are not made up of distinct vocabulary. It's really a collection of words that have been linked together in chains or varying lengths. Sometimes, when linking causes syllables to be minimized, these chains may even overlap.
There are many ways that this chain forms, but for now we'll talk about consonant-vowel chains. This is when one word ends with a hard consonant, and the next word starts with a vowel sound.
For example, when we say...
...you wont hear "what-time-is-it?" Rather, you'll hear something like this:
Go ahead and say it as it's written above. The final three words are linked.
Here are some others:
Your assignment: Look for opportunities to link consonant-to-vowel words. Look at street signs, traffic signs, and other road signs. Read them, linking consonant-to-vowel words.
Here are some examples:
|blasting zoe nahead|
|school zoe nahead|
|do nah denter|
|thirty fie veest|
That's all for today. I'm going to sigh noff.