Questions tagged [assimilation-linguistics]

Use it for questions asking about assimilation. Assimilation is a process which makes nearby sounds similar to each other, for instance, 'what you' being pronounced 'whatcha' etc.

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Assimilation of /v/ followed by /f/

How do English speakers pronounce "I've found"? Is it pronounced like /aiv faʊnd/ or /aif faʊnd/?
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Why is the <th> in "posthumous" pronounced as <ch> (/tʃ/)?

I have always pronounced the th in "posthumous" as if it was the "th" in think (/θ/), but when I searched itd it was actually the ch /tʃ/: UK: /ˈpɒs.tʃə.məs/ US: /ˈpɑːs.tʃə.məs/ ...
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Why does "don't be" sometimes sound like "dombe"?

Why does "don't be" sometimes become "DOMBE"? There is no M in the spelling then why?
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What is the correct pronunciation of "don't you"?

I don't understand what's the standard pronunciation of words ending in t followed by you, including "don't you", "want you" etc. Even when hearing the same person talking for some ...
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Why is "don't you" pronounced "dontcha"?

When I watch movies sometimes I feel the pronunciation for don't is not /dəʊnt/ or /doʊnt/, instead it's something similar to /doʊntʃ/. For instance here: Don't you see I wonder is this something ...
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"What you", "that you", "without you" pronunciations using a "ch" between the words

I've been trying to learn more about a common English pronunciation oddity. I've been trying to find the right combination of words to google for the last half hour, but I'm at a total loss. Also, I ...
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Strange pronunciation of 'assume'

Today I heard in two (totally unrelated) videos the same unexpected pronunciation of the word 'assume' by native speakers. Googling came up with /əˈsjuːm/ both for English and American pronunciation (...
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How to pronounce education?

Well, Oxford, Cambridge and Macmillan lists /ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/, /ˌed.jʊˈkeɪ.ʃən/, and /ˌedjʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ respectively as the pronunciation for education. Yet, people say /edʒʊkeɪʃən/. Can you please ...
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