Linking Same Continuous Consonants
・more ice : /mɔr/ + /ɑɪs/ >> [mɔrɑɪs] : Shorter duration/r/
Linking Different Continuous Consonants
blending from /s/ to the /m/ in the word “assessment” is the same blending as from the word “promise” into the word “me”.
Linking Continuous Consonants and Vowels
・my‿seat /mɑɪsit/ [mɑɪːsːit] (longer duration /s/)
・mice‿eat /mɑɪsit/ [mɑɪsit] (shorter duration /s/)
Linking Same & Similar Blocked Consonants
Linking same stops
・wait time: /weit/+/taim/ >> [weit:aim] ・big gift: /big/+/gift/ >> [big:ift]
Linking same affricates
If linking to and from the same affricate, the sound will be produced twice.
Linking Voiced/Unvoiced Pairs of Stops
When linking between stops that are voiced/unvoiced pairs, the sounds are also both articulated as a single sound with an extended hold. The first sound will have no audible release.
・date do: /deit/+/du/ >> [deit:du] tはほぼ聞こえない
・job posting : bはほぼ聞こえない
Linking Fricative Pairs
unvoiced → voiced
To transition from an unvoiced fricative into its voiced counterpart, the unvoiced sound transitions into the voiced sound simply by activating the vocal cords. The tongue and lips hold a constant shape and there should be no break between sounds.
voiced → unvoiced
When linking from a voiced fricative into its unvoiced counterpart, the voiced sound can be very small, or even omitted. If the voiced sound is omitted, a single unvoiced sound represents both sounds.