Weak form - schwa
This is a very common feature of spoken English which is often
found in grammar words such as prepositions and articles and also
in many words with more than one syllable. It is never stressed.
In the example sentence below the weak form schwa is shown by its
phonemic symbol, which looks like an upside down 'e'.
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There is more about this sound on the page Schwa
Consonant to vowel linking
When one word ends with a consonant sound and the next word
begins with a vowel sound there is a smooth link between the two.
In these examples the link is shown in red joining the linked words.
These examples also show where the weak form schwa would be pronounced.
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Vowel to vowel linking
When one word ends with a vowel sound and the next word begins
with a vowel, another sound, a /w/ or /j/ can be added depending
on the particular sounds to make a smooth transition. In these examples
the link is shown in red along with the phonemic symbol for the
sound which is added to make the link smooth.
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