In American English, words are not pronounced one by one. When you do, you'll end up sounding mechanical and foreign. A phrase that is broken apart in an apparently non-sensible way makes good English when run together. Liaison is a big part of what makes English sounds English. This chapter is going to introduce you to the idea of liaisons, the connections between words.
Listen to the following sentence as it is spoken in different ways.
Pick me up this afternoon in front of the bus station.
Did you notice how stiff and chopped up the first sentence sounds? In the second sentence, notice the y sound between me and up. Also notice how the s on this is attached to the word afternoon. And the s on the end of bus blends right into the s on station. All of these elements work together to demonstrate linking in this sentence.
Consonant and Vowel 辅音与元音
When one word ends with a consonant and the next word begins with a vowel sound, take the final consonant off the first word and attach it to the following vowel sound
had it--> open up--> turn over-->
come in, help out, give up, get up, give in, grab it, hold on, wipe up, map out, take out
I've had it with this business.
Mike is ready now.
Don't give up your job yet.
Do you think you can grab it?
Please wrap it in blue paper.
Please come in.
Let's put the rug over there.
We need some time out tonight.
How much money do you need to live on?
How long is the sale on?
When does the new store open up?
You need to wipe up the milk.
What time do you get up?
I'm glad I could help out tonight.