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    Linking Different stop consonants and aspiration

    Hello, my American Accent book says:
    To link different stop consonants, hold the airflow on the first one and release it on the second one.

    Examples:

    bigtime
    necktie

    Have a goodtime.

    I know that T is aspirated when it begins a stressed syllable, but when we hold the airflow on the first one and release it on T does the aspiration still apply? In other words, do we pronounce an aspirated T even if the stop consonants are linked?

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    Re: Linking Different stop consonants and aspiration

    Could you provide some examples of what you are asking about?

    If it is things like

    next_time
    next_day

    the first t sound is usually omitted completely.

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    Re: Linking Different stop consonants and aspiration

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoli View Post
    I know that T is aspirated when it begins a stressed syllable, but when we hold the airflow on the first one and release it on T does the aspiration still apply? In other words, do we pronounce an aspirated T even if the stop consonants are linked?
    Yes.

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