Is the letter 'h' silent when Americans pronounce the question 'What's his name?' in casual speech? The question 'What's his name?' phonetically looks like: [wʌts_ɪz neɪm].
I think the words "WHAT'S" and "IZ" can be linked together because of the consonant + vowel. Am I right? Which words should I stress when I pronounce the question? "What" and "name"?
Any suggestion appreciated. Thank you!