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    Default Christmas Topic: How to pronounce "Noel" correctly?

    Hi Everybody,

    I'd like to know how to pronounce "Noel" correctly, I found the phonetic symbol from dictionary, the pronunciation is "No" + "L", but I hear people say "No well", please advise.

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    Smile Re: Christmas Topic: How to pronounce "Noel" correctly?

    It is /nou'el/. "No"+"L" is right. Also when people say the word fast, it could be "No well". :)

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    Default Re: Christmas Topic: How to pronounce "Noel" correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by devonpham1998 View Post
    It is /nou'el/. "No"+"L" is right. Also when people say the word fast, it could be "No well". :)
    It doesn't have to be fast. When words ending in the sounds you hear at the end of such words as 'go' and 'you' are followed by a vowel, speakers often use a 'linking' /w/ sound. You will hear it when many speakers say such things as, 'go in', 'no entry', 'Hello, Anne'; 'you are', 'too early', 'through England'.

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    Default Re: Christmas Topic: How to pronounce "Noel" correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It doesn't have to be fast. When words ending in the sounds you hear at the end of such words as 'go' and 'you' are followed by a vowel, speakers often use a 'linking' /w/ sound. You will hear it when many speakers say such things as, 'go in', 'no entry', 'Hello, Anne'; 'you are', 'too early', 'through England'.
    Thank you very much for the valuable answer. This 'linking' /w/ is very special to me cos I can't find the answer in dictionaries until you answered me, I'd like to know do you have any website/video can introduce more about 'linking' /w/, so that I can understand more...thanks.

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