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