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    Default Sound linking 'an'

    I'm having trouble catching people when they say 'an' quickly. Actually, I don't know how to correctly link it with other phonetics.
    Such as:
    I have an appointment.
    Shoud it be pronunced as 'I h@va-na-ppointment' or 'I h@van appointment' or
    'I h@vna-pointment'?

    Another example:
    Set up an account?
    Should it be pronunced as 'set^p a na-ccount' or 'set^pan account' or 'set^pa na-account'?

    you reply is greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Sound linking 'an'

    Quote Originally Posted by ultrasuper
    I'm having trouble catching people when they say 'an' quickly. Actually, I don't know how to correctly link it with other phonetics.
    Such as:
    I have an appointment.
    Shoud it be pronunced as 'I h@va-na-ppointment' or 'I h@van appointment' or
    'I h@vna-pointment'?
    The truth is it may very well be possible to use any one of those three.



    Quote Originally Posted by ultrasuper
    Another example:
    Set up an account?
    Should it be pronunced as 'set^p a na-ccount' or 'set^pan account' or 'set^pa na-account'?

    you reply is greatly appreciated.
    It would not be the first one. It would, I think, be the second one.


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    Default Re: Sound linking 'an'

    Thanks a lot.
    I have another question. In this case, 'an' does not follow a consonant.
    I've created you an account.
    should it be pronunciated as 'I've crated you @n account' or 'I've created you a na-ccount' or 'I've crated you wa na-ccount'?

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    Default Re: Sound linking 'an'

    I'd link it all together:
    youwanaccount
    You could separate you from anaccount, but I'd definitely keep the indefinite article and the noun together.

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    Default Re: Sound linking 'an'

    I agree with Tdol. (A more likely sentence, however, is: "I have created an account for you.")



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