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    Carolina1983 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Wealth and all that!

    Hello, people of the English world!

    Ive posted a similar thread, but, now, Id like to ask you: how do you pronounce wealth and all that? How do you link l and th? Do you link it the same way in both cases?

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Wealth and all that!

    I'm no expert in phonetics, but I'd say that they are not linked the same way, mainly because "th" represents two different sounds: /θ/ in "wealth"; // in "that".
    Last edited by charliedeut; 18-Jul-2013 at 13:34. Reason: enlarged font size of phonemes for clarity
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Wealth and all that!

    Hello, Carolina1983.

    I'm not "a person of the English world" but I hope this would help you a bit.
    Alan Cruttenden says in "Gimson's Pronunciation of English":

    The actual point of contact of the tongue for [ɫ] is conditioned by the place of articulation of the
    following consonant; thus, in health, will they, the [ɫ] has a dental contact...


    So wealth and all that can be pronounced [wɛɫ̪θ] and [ɔːɫ̪t] respectively ([ ̪ ] means "dental").

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    Default Re: Wealth and all that!

    Hi there! All of us who try to learn this language are people of the English world! Thank you, N Senbei, you helped a lot!

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