Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 5 – Episode 23 – Pronunciation – Linking ‘T’ to ‘Y’ & ‘D’ to ‘Y’

Welcome back to another ESL pronunciation! Today we’re going to be talking about, in the podcast, how to link sounds together.

Using “di-ja” and don-cha.

Remember, it is not necessary to use it in your own speech. It is more important that you recognize common changes like this in the connected speech of others. If you practice saying these forms, however, you will likely get better at identifying them.

Tip: When a word ends in /t/ and the next word begins with /y/, the resulting sound is /tf/, as in choose.

Linking /T/ to /Y/

Don’t_you know?

Haven’t_you heard?

Can’t_you go?

Linking /D/ to /Y/

Did_you know?

Would_you help?

Made_your bed?

Tip: When a word ends in /d/ and the next word begins with /y/, the resulting sound is /dz/, as in job.

  1. Did you go out for dinner?
  2. Where did you go?
  3. What did you order?
  4. Didn’t you like the food?
  5. Did you eat your vegetables?
  6. Why didn’t you call me?
  7. Could you please bring the check?
  8. Would you like dessert?

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