Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Odessa Dawn's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia

    • Join Date: Aug 2012
    • Posts: 1,242
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Gives you and stressed syllable


    Words in n isolation: Give/gɪv/ You/juː/

    In connected speech: Gives you/ gɪvʒ 'juː/occurs at (2:57) = Is this transcription correct?

    Give you/gɪv 'juː/ occurs at (2:40) = Does the stressed syllable go to the second syllable?
    More: Rich Question Poor Question

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 44,225
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Gives you and stressed syllable

    It sounds correct to my BrE ears- it's not the only form you hear, but you do hear it.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 24,988
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: Gives you and stressed syllable

    Sounded perfectly normal to me too. I would say that it's actually quite rare to hear "gives ... you" where the "s" sounds like a "z". It's the transition from the "v" to the "s" that makes us lazy about it, I think. You can make the low-sounding "zsh" (or like the French "j") sound with your front teeth still on your bottom lip where they have been to make the "v" sound. It's more difficult to jump from a full "v" to the "z" sound at the end of "gives", so we run them together and we get "giv-jou" (French "j" sound).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

Similar Threads

  1. Stressed syllable
    By glclever in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-Oct-2009, 20:28
  2. [Grammar] Stressed syllables
    By vrk in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-Jul-2009, 08:42
  3. stressed syllables
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24-Jan-2008, 12:56
  4. stressed syllables
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Jan-2008, 06:20
  5. You looked stressed out lately,
    By angliholic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-Jan-2008, 08:53

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •