Eg. she lives with her parents.

I sounds it like: she liveswther parents.

The “i” in “with” is dropped

I add a audio record of "she lives with her parents.".


what I listened likes: she liveso ther parents.

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    It's not particularly American. Lots of Brits reduce the /i/ of "with" to a neutral vowel schwa when it doesn't carry any stress. Almost all Anglophones reduce unstressed short vowels to schwas in at least some contexts. Commented Jun 9, 2023 at 10:07
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    You will note that, in your country and language, people have regional/social accents.
    – Greybeard
    Commented Jun 9, 2023 at 10:09
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    Sounds like a weak form. Do you have a recording or example of this?
    – alphabet
    Commented Jun 9, 2023 at 13:19
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    @alphabet That is of course the answer. The real question is why foreign people learning English are not being taught to use weak forms correctly, which makes it hard for natives to understand them and for them to understand natives all due to the huge mismatch in expectations about how English actually works in connected speech. See here and there for more, and more.
    – tchrist
    Commented Jun 9, 2023 at 21:00
  • And because /w/ is a semivowel, it's easy to go straight from it to the next consonant, and you don't need even a reduced vowel.
    – Stuart F
    Commented Jun 11, 2023 at 12:27


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