I discovered this rule in connected speech.
I asked this question many times but seem no one has a proper answer.
See this saying at 11:45 in this video "My room is on the fifth floor. I had to walk up with my luggage."
There is a linking between "is-on"
/ɪzɔːn/ since "is" & "on" are both weak.
However, there is no connection between "walk" & "up" since "up" is emphasized.
However, see this video at 3:17, the lady said "I'll call Oliver".
There is a connection between "call" & "Oliver"
/kɔː'lɒl.ɪvɚ/, so I predict that "Oliver" is not emphasized or is weak!
So, from these above research, I can conclude that:
There will be a connection between A & B (A stands before B), for Example "Wake up" (A: wake & B: up), if:
- A: strong word & B: weak word
- A: weak word & B: weak word
There will be NO connection between A & B, if:
- A: strong word & B: strong word
- A: weak word & B: strong word
I asked this question many times but seem no native English speaker could provide a proper answer.
I will thank you so much if any of you can provide a proper answer for it!
Note: I think a strong word in a sentence is the word that we want to emphasize & we really want the listener to hear that word. The strong word is the word that is very important in a sentence. On the contrary, weak word is the word that is not very important in a sentence & we don't want to emphasize it.