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    But the becomes bə ə what name is this process?

    what do we call this process ?

    But the ------- bə ə

    But by ------- bə baɪ


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    Re: But the becomes bə ə what name is this process?

    Phonetic transcription?

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    Re: But the becomes bə ə what name is this process?

    No, I mean when we pronounce these two words together as bə ə ????

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    Re: But the becomes bə ə what name is this process?

    Quote Originally Posted by semantics12345 View Post
    No, I mean when we pronounce these two words together as bə ə ????
    Elision of the /t/ phoneme by assimilation to the following dental fricative.

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    Re: But the becomes bə ə what name is this process?

    My understanding of elision and assimilation is that they are two different things. Thus, for example, /t/ is frequently elided (or dropped) in next week: /neks wiːk/, and assimilated (or modified) to /p/ in that boy:/pbɔI/

    In my own dialect, Southern English RP, I would say that the /t/ in but the assimilates to a glottal stop, /ʔ/

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