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    Default Connected Speech: figure it out?

    Hi all,

    I just wanted to ask the native speakers how do you connect the speech to say "figure it out"? ...If possible, I really want you can record it to audio format and give me to download or put it to youtube...Thanks.

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    Default Re: Connected Speech: figure it out?

    figjɚ ɪdaut

    Note two things here: the first t is a flap; the second t is unreleased.

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    Default Re: Connected Speech: figure it out?

    Quote Originally Posted by raindoctor View Post
    figjɚ ɪdaut

    Note two things here: the first t is a flap; the second t is unreleased.
    Any reference book can help me to learn connected speech, which common phrases are always used a connected speech...please advise.

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    Default Re: Connected Speech: figure it out?

    Many accent reduction books have a chapter on connected speech. Everything spoken is connected in some or another way: so, they exhibit some patterns.

    It is some permutation of functors. In this case, it and out are pronoun and preposition respectively, and are functors as well. So, you dont expect natives to stress each functor seperately. Sometimes, rhythm plays a role in accenting prepositions.

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    Im new in this site!
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    Wonderful project!
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