When one word ends in a consonant sound and the next begins with a vowel sound, can you tell me how you say these words in American English?
- can I..? (Can nai or Ca nai?)
- take it (teɪ kit or teɪk kit?)
- push it (pu shit or push shit?)
- find out (fain-dout?)
- bridge is (brid- ʒ iz or bri-dʒ iz?)
- Put it in (put tit tin or pud dit din?)
- like a (laiy-ka or laik-ka?)
Should the final sound always be shared between two words or should the final sound jump to the next word? What is the basic rule about that? Or does it depend on the accent? When I hear linking sounds in a long sentence, it’s difficult for me to understand. And is it strange if I say them without linking sound?