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mor88

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In “good morning” and “goodwill”, is the d pronounced in any ways? I can’t seem to hear it in native speakers speech, but I’m not sure if it’s embedded in there. What’s the rule for linking d between a vowel and consonent? Thanks!
 

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In my region, the d in goodwill is always pronounced. The one in good morning is either omitted or present only as a momentary blockage of air flow.
 

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I think it's safe to say that across many (if not most?) accents, the /d/ of good morning is elided in at least moderately fast speech. This means that the tongue never reaches the alveolar ridge.

This is not the case with goodwill, where the tongue almost always does reach that position, even if only very barely.
 

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Pronunciation can also vary to show shades of meaning, which can affect the /d/ sound.
 

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We don't always use moderately fast speech- we may be being ironic because someone is late, which would affect the pronunciation.
 
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