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    Default Pronounce "Got to" and "Got a"

    Hi Everybody,

    In American English, I'd like to know how to pronounce "Got to" and "Got a", for instance, "I got to go now." and "I got a book.", are "got to" and "got a" have same pronunciation, like "godda"? If so, would it be applied in British English? Please advise.

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    Default Re: Pronounce "Got to" and "Got a"

    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    Hi Everybody,

    In American English, I'd like to know how to pronounce "Got to" and "Got a", for instance, "I got to go now." and "I got a book.", are "got to" and "got a" have same pronunciation, like "godda"? If so, would it be applied in British English? Please advise.

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    I got to go = I godda go

    I got a book = I god a book

    The pronunciations are almost same when speaking fast.

    British English: I don't think so... Their pronunciations are very clear & crispy

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    Default Re: Pronounce "Got to" and "Got a"

    If you were in a professional setting, you would probably want to take your time and carefully pronounce each word.

    FORMAL:
    I've got to go
    I've got a book.

    INFORMAL:
    I've godda go.
    I've godda book.

    They sound very similar in fast, spoken, American English. British English would probably be different. "I've got a book" would sound more like, "I've got* uh book" where British speakers have a "glottal stop" similar to the word "button" (but*in)

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