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    peter123 is offline Senior Member
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    Hi there,

    How can I pronounce the 'you' after 'help' , 'helped' and 'tell'? Does 'p', 'ed' and 'l' will link 'you' when pronouncing them?

    Thanks
    pete

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: help

    It does not usually elide.

    help you - the "p" is distinct from the "you".

    Are you finding it difficult?

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    Hi there,

    Will the sound of 'you' change when it goes with 'helped and told' as in the case of 'thank you'?

    Thanks
    pete

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    Question Re: help

    Pete, why would the sound of the 'you' need to change? Can you explain how 'you' changes?

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    Default Re: help

    If you are pronoucing the helped," with a strong "ed" athen it might affect words that come after.

    Actually, "helped" is pronounced help"tuh"

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    Question Re: help

    Susie, it still wouldn't/shouldn't change the sound of the word following. And in my opinion helped is properly ponounced help-'t', not -'tuh'.

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