by © Monica Di Santi
When you speak your mother tongue you speak fluently, and communicate with others at ease.
On the other hand, when you learn a foreign language, you tend to stammer and speak haltingly making your discourse sounds awkward. This happens because some foreign sounds don't exist in your mother tongue. You probably don't know where to put your tongue or how to make a plosive sound.
Your vocal chords sit in the larynx and are in charge of volume and pitch. They have to be trained to stretch or contract in a new way to produce the new sounds. Like any new skill, your vocal chords needs lots of practice to turn the performance of the new sound into second nature.
Linking sounds in your speech helps you produce a string of words fluently.To bind sounds means to produce them tightly together. You can achieve this goal dropping some sounds or adding others to ease the statement's pronunciation.
The most common way to connect words is the use of contractions as seen in daily conversations.
Whenever a word ends in a consonant and next word starts with a vowel you can fasten them.
Drop the "h" in possesive adjectives an pronouns.
Verbs: Although they are written in full, most people don't pronounce them fully when they speak.You can reduce HAVE to (ə v).
Final "r" is generally not pronounced in English when the word is said in isolation or followed by another consonants. But when the word ending in r is followed by an adjacent vowel, you can insert the r to make the pronunciation of the phrase much easier.
After practising this way of clustering sounds, it will be much easier to read or speak quickly.