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    when a man would have

    "There was a time when a man would have wait weeks for a rejection to come by mail"

    dialogue from 'Pretty Little Liars'

    0:31 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBglFT-H57Q

    I listened the bold part of the sentence above many times. I know the transcription: 'when a man would have' - /wen/ /ə/ /mæn/ /wʊd/ /hæv/, but I still don't understand what he says. What can I do to understand the part of the sentence? Maybe the transcription is wrong? Maybe he says shortly and then the transcription is different?
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    #2

    Re: when a man would have

    "There was a time when a man would have to wait weeks for a rejection to come by mail"

    Does that help?

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    #3

    Re: when a man would have

    No. In other words I understand what the sentence means but I can't hear it when the words stick together.

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    #4

    Re: when a man would have

    I can hear to there- listen for a quick /tə/.

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    Re: when a man would have

    He's saying: "There was a time when a man would have to wait weeks for a rejection to come by mail"

    The to is very quick, listen really carefully.

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