For example:

All American => All Merican

Automated analysis => Automated nalysis

You get the idea?

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  • Nope, I dont think so, that doesnt sound right. – Darah Oct 14 '14 at 23:25
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    What leads you to think that you should do so? – StoneyB Oct 14 '14 at 23:44
  • The Americans pronouncing these word combinations – Keeto Oct 15 '14 at 0:00
  • You might if you're exceptionally, exceptionally Southern. Haha! – LoreleiRS Oct 15 '14 at 0:08
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    Keeto - "Merica" is a trope. I'm American, and I say America. It's possible you don't hear the a. – anongoodnurse Oct 15 '14 at 0:51

There are two reasons why this is likely to happen in common spoken (aka lazy) English:

1) There are few examples of a "glottal stop" in English, as there are in say Arabic, and so Americans, tend to slam these sounds together. Consider "lexical analysis" which requires no glottal stop. It this case you are more likely to hear, "lexica lanalysis", but the "a" sound is very much present.

2) It is more likely to happen when the emphasis in the second word is not on the first syllable, as in AMERican and aNALysis. Consider "American Aardvark" or "American Apple". Again, you are more likely to hear, "America Napple".

But in proper spoken English, these are not skipped.

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