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    Default I like it, Thank you, Hell of a, out of control......(linking speech)

    Hi everyone,

    As I know the following phrases we'd better link all the words together and speak them out e.g. like it, Thank you, Hell of a, out of control, I wanted to know any other popular phrases will still need to link it together and speak out....To me, I wanted to know the technique of english linking speech....please advise.

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    Default Re: I like it, Thank you, Hell of a, out of control......(linking speech)

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    As I know the following phrases we'd better link all the words together and speak them out e.g. like it, Thank you, Hell of a, out of control ...
    I don't understand what you mean by, " we'd better link all the words together and speak them out".

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    Default Re: I like it, Thank you, Hell of a, out of control......(linking speech)

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Maybe, but none of those apply to the terms that the OP gave.
    For example "out of control" is not correctly pronounced "outtacontrol".
    There's no rule that says "Hell of a..." must be pronounced "Helluva".
    These terms do exist, but it would be wrong to imply that that's how English should be spoken, or even that it's how English is usually spoken.

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    Default Re: I like it, Thank you, Hell of a, out of control......(linking speech)

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Maybe, but none of those apply to the terms that the OP gave.
    For example "out of control" is not correctly pronounced "outtacontrol".
    There's no rule that says "Hell of a..." must be pronounced "Helluva".
    These terms do exist, but it would be wrong to imply that that's how English should be spoken, or even that it's how English is usually spoken.
    I see, I mean I wanted to learn connected speech like native speakers , let me speak english more natural and speak sentences more smooth....I just wanted to understand more about the technique of connected speech.

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    Default Re: I like it, Thank you, Hell of a, out of control......(linking speech)

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    I see, I mean I wanted to learn connected speech like native speakers , let me speak english more natural and speak sentences more smooth....I just wanted to understand more about the technique of connected speech.
    The technique is that you learn to say the words properly, and during natural conversation, as you approach fluency, you will make whatever transitional sounds are appropriate.
    It's not something you learn consciously. Only rarely do you need to make a conscious note of this. For example, when I learnt French, we learnt that you don't pronounce the /s/ in 'vous'. But we do if it's followed by 'avez', 'allez', etc. That's elision. These things occur in English too, but the way to learn is to listen to a lot of English, not to try and follow written transcriptions of word transitions. There are no elisions, etc. in the examples you've given.
    (Naturally, some linguists are very interested in elisions and assimilations etc, but the average learner of English does not need to study this.)

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