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As I know the following phrases we'd better link all the words together and speak them out e.g. like it, Thank you, Hell of a, out of control, I wanted to know any other popular phrases will still need to link it together and speak out....To me, I wanted to know the technique of english linking speech....please advise.
Last edited by EngFan; 20-Jan-2011 at 02:40.
I'm not sure what the question is either but these links might be helpful:
helluva - definition of helluva by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
outta - Wiktionary
Pronunciation of outta - how to pronounce outta correctly.
For example "out of control" is not correctly pronounced "outtacontrol".
There's no rule that says "Hell of a..." must be pronounced "Helluva".
These terms do exist, but it would be wrong to imply that that's how English should be spoken, or even that it's how English is usually spoken.
It's not something you learn consciously. Only rarely do you need to make a conscious note of this. For example, when I learnt French, we learnt that you don't pronounce the /s/ in 'vous'. But we do if it's followed by 'avez', 'allez', etc. That's elision. These things occur in English too, but the way to learn is to listen to a lot of English, not to try and follow written transcriptions of word transitions. There are no elisions, etc. in the examples you've given.
(Naturally, some linguists are very interested in elisions and assimilations etc, but the average learner of English does not need to study this.)