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    Pronunciation of "Last Year", "Next Year"

    Hi All,

    When I hear CNN or BBC news podcasts, I always hear the anchors who speak Last Year as "Las cheer" and Next Year "Nex cheer"....why they'd speak like this? I wanted to know if all native speakers would speak like this?....

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    William

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    Re: Pronunciation of "Last Year", "Next Year"

    William, If I may, I would like to say that paying attention to these details will not help you.

    People don't speak deliberately, it's a thing you have to get used to.

    Pay attention to the whole conversation, get the speaker's point.

    This may slow down your learning process.

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    Re: Pronunciation of "Last Year", "Next Year"

    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    Hi All,

    When I hear CNN or BBC news podcasts, I always hear the anchors who speak Last Year as "Las cheer" and Next Year "Nex cheer"....why they'd speak like this? I wanted to know if all native speakers would speak like this?....

    Regards,

    William
    last year = las +tyear = las cheer
    last year = las + year = la sheer
    yester day = yes day (syncopation)

    Different phonological processes lead to different results. You can hear both of them. Read some works on "rule ordering in phonology"

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