Combining of two sounds /d/ and /j/ to become one
E.g : reduce - /r
:did you - /d
Strong and weak form
: In the phonology of stress-timed languages,the weak form of a word is a form that may be used when the word has no stress and which phonemically distinct from the strong form used when a word is stressed.
E.g : The word ‘and’ has a strong form [
ænd] and weak form [
: The word ‘to’ has a strong form [to] .weak form [
] before vowels and weak form [t
] before consonants (or even before
a vowe ,repacing the ‘t’ with a gotta sound or a fap).
Requirement of the question:
Definition of accents of English
the extend to which it affects one comprehension and communication with others
Languages have different accents.They are being pronounced differently due to the fact that these people are from different geographical places,social places,ages and backgrounds.Stress is an umbrella term to cover both accent (word stress)
belongs to a word and prominence (sentence stress). Differences of accents refer to differences of pronunciation,stress,rhythm and intonation patterns. Connected speech contains both word accents (regardless of speaker) and prominence (because of the
speaker).In speech the individua word accent is ikey to e suordinated to the speaker’s choice of
3.Accent of English in the world can affect your comprehension and communication with others.Discuss and provide relevant examples to support your answer.