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    Question Weak form of "he" when it is preceded by a pause

    Hello.I am a student studying for a degree in Translation and Interpreting.I am currently in the first year of the career.

    I would like you to consider this sentence:

    "Instead of that, he makes you a present"


    When "he" is preceded by a pause, is it that we pronounce [hi] or do we remove the glottal and pronounce [i]?

    In other words:

    | ɪnˈsted əv t | hi meɪ̆ks ju ə ˈpʰr̊eznt

    or

    | ɪnˈsted əv t | i meɪ̆ks ju ə ˈpʰr̊eznt


    Personally, I would not be able to pronounce it without the glottal. But so far I have not been able to find any answer to this problem.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you

    Ernesto

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    Default Re: Weak form of "he" when it is preceded by a pause

    Quote Originally Posted by Ermaks View Post
    Hello.I am a student studying for a degree in Translation and Interpreting.I am currently in the first year of the career.

    I would like you to consider this sentence:

    "Instead of that, he makes you a present"


    When "he" is preceded by a pause, is it that we pronounce [hi] or do we remove the glottal and pronounce [i]?

    In other words:

    | ɪnˈsted əv t | hi meɪ̆ks ju ə ˈpʰr̊eznt

    or

    | ɪnˈsted əv t | i meɪ̆ks ju ə ˈpʰr̊eznt


    Personally, I would not be able to pronounce it without the glottal. But so far I have not been able to find any answer to this problem.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you

    Ernesto
    If it is preceded by a pause you definitely pronounce it "hi". Spoken quickly, without a pause, the "h" would tend to disappear.

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