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How do you pronounce "one of" quicky?

"wun-uv" or "wun-nuh" depending on the dialect.
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How do you pronounce "one of" quicky?

Americans are very likely to drop the v sound if the next word begins with a consonant. The result is more like wunnuh. If the next word begins with a vowel, as in "one of a kind", I don't ...
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Is it okay to drop the "t" in "doesn't" in an American accent?

As a Brit who really only knows American English from TV, I'd have thought they would more commonly elide to don't, in a similar fashion as ain't from isn't [even though it could be argued they are ...
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Could you tell me whether you like dogs or cats? - Questions and Intonation: Up or Down?

As a British English speaker, I'm not sure that I would always use the same intonations as Rachel does. However, I think the dogs/cats one depends on whether you are asking the other person to choose ...
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Is this audio read by an English native speaker or not?

Yes, it was definitely generated by a machine.
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Do i have to release the k pronunciation in the word "picture"?

When pronouncing this consonant cluster in AmE, use your tongue to stop the air in the manner of a /k/ but do not continue to the fricative portion of that sound. (If this fricative portion of the ...
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Is it okay to drop the "t" in "doesn't" in an American accent?

This is due to "elision": the omission of a sound or syllable when speaking (as in I'm, let's) Lexico But "doesn't" is always more commonly used. You can use doesn' in day to day ...
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How to pronounce /d/ vs /də/ as in dwell

Before even pronouncing the "d", your lips should already be in the "w" position -- pushed forward, rounded and tense. With your lips like that, it's more difficult to pronounce ...
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Do "on, wrong, wander" have the exact same vowel?

British RP-speakers use /ɒ/ in all three words. The word "wonder", on the other hand, is pronounced with /ʌ/. @OldBrixtonian People in the western half of the United States are extremely ...
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Correct pronunciation of Masked

It's not emphasised. But the pronunciation there is correct. Although the word is written with "ed", the sound is /t/. This is usually the case with words ending in voiceless consonants Eg ...
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