Liaison, Linking, & Chunking - Smooth Sentences - American English

liaison pronunciation Feb 22, 2021

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Let's take a look at the natural American pronunciation of this key sentence:

I was in a nice shop in New Orleans - which usually sounds like:

I wuh-zih-nuh-nai-shah-pih-nu-wor-leans

This is good practice for liaison, reduction, and chunking. You can sound more natural!

In spoken American English, the end of one word links to the beginning of the next word. For example, 

  • was in → wuh-zin
  • shop in  →  shah-pin
  • nice shop → nai-shop

These are some examples from this YouTube English lesson. Check out my latest YouTube video lesson for all of the details.

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