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    svetlana14 is offline Member
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    The guy is ommitting in "getting on"

    Dear All,

    Please explain to me why it seems that the guy is ommitting "ing" in "getting on" . The link is below. Thank you.


    https://youtu.be/LruD-pntoBE?t=142

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    Re: The guy is ommitting in "getting on"

    In his accent, the ng in -ing is replaced with a glottal stop. Most Americans replace it with an /n/.
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    Re: The guy is ommitting in "getting on"

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I detected a glottal stop before the ending; this is common in that dialect for a /t/. I detected a /n/ sound at the end of the word, not a glottal stop.
    You're right. I suffered some mental dyslexia there. We Americans often use a glottal stop there, too, but the following vowel may be shortened more; so much so that the phrase can sound like yeah, we're get non now.
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    Re: The guy is ommitting in "getting on"

    Svetlana14, note the correct spelling of "om​itting".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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