Re: reduced sound
The /d/ may very well not be exploded, but it will be there. Native speakers are very unlikely to say /'rekəʊt/ or /'rekoʊt/.
Originally Posted by yannickswa
I haven't noticed that.
If you watch American movies, do you notice that they often drop the end consonant sounds as compared to the British ones?
These are not natural pronunciations.
last week --> last tweek
last year --> last tear
bed room --> bed droom
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