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10 Connected Speech Notes

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Connected Speech

1 Learning Objective(s)
By the end of the lesson, you will be able to l explain sound changes in spoken English.

2 Connected Speech l

It is a sequence of sounds forming utterances in spoken English.

3 Connected Speech Process l

Sounds will be added, deleted, linked or changed in connected speech.

4 Types l l l l


5 Blending l l l l

It refers to the shortening of a word.
It is marked by an apostrophe.
It occurs in casual speech.
Function words are shortened.

6 Types of Blending l l



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