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intrusion
Sounds that appear between vowel sounds, usually /w/ /r/ /j/ "you and me"
catenation
(linking) A chain without a change, consonant to vowel "not at all"
linking r
Non-rhotic accents don't pronounce this unless the following sound is a vowel
juncture
Two or more phases sound similar because word boundaries change meaning "my train"
assimilation
Consonant to consonant—sounds modify to adapt lip position for next/previous sound "got you"
elision
A dropped sound that is usually present in isolation, usually /t/ /d/ "internet"
rhotic accent
Pronounce final /r/. North American, Scots and the west of England.
non-rhotic
Don't pronounce final /r/. Southern English.
weak form
Function words that are generally unstressed (except at end of sentences)
strong form
Content words that are stressed