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The pronunciation of verse and lyrics in performance, whether spoken or sung, frequently departs from pronunciation in conventional speech. The combination of meter, duration of syllables (particularly in singing, where duration is specified by musical notation), and intelligibility at extreme speeds and pitches are some of the factors contributing to such ...
The general term is metathesis. I am not aware of a specific term for the first two letters. Other examples include pasketti, asteriks, revelant, nucular, but also the venerable thirteen, aks, horse, bird.
[Firstly, please excuse the lazy IPA: I'm writing this on my phone, and sadly IPA input is not possible.] There are two things that conspire to make this happen, both quite normal processes in standard speech with its slurriness and tendency to be lazy wherever possible: The diphthong /aɪ̯/ for ‘I’ is reduced to a monophthong /a/, particularly in an ...
Elision is the omission of a sound or syllable when speaking. Elide is the verb form.
I speak a little Thai so I think I know what you are referring to. It's not a matter of lung air but a matter of how you let the air out when you are speaking, and when. The phonotax, which sound structure syllables and words have, is very different for English and Thai. 1. the number of possible consonants phonemes in the beginning of a Thai syllable is ...
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