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    Smile Linking sounds in British English

    I am largely concerned about linking in English. For example, stop it, we link "p" at the end of "stop" and "i" in the beginning of "it". Also, in two words like: "beat ball" (just an example), I hear that we can change "t" into "p" and then pronounce "b" because this will make it easier to move from this sound to the other. Another example is "did tin" (Just an example as well because I know it doesn't make any sense), we can ignore "d" and just pronounce "t". My question is: I read all these rules which is applied to the American English. So is it possible in British English? I am interested in British English although it's more difficult than American English. All your help are highly appreciated and I would be grateful if you can tell me the sources where I can learn about some pronunciation in British English. Thank you very much!

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    Re: Linking sounds in British English

    Yes; we link in British English in much the same way, with some differences of sound. I am not sure about AmE, but you will find, for example, that in your 'stop it' example that some BrE speakers change the p to a b.

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