What is Elision?


What is "Elision"?

Introducing. We do not use the expression " Elision " at all.

All the "Elision" rules are taught at the 3rd grade at "glottal-t, grosstal-stop".

The reason is that if you teach strictly separately, the students will be easily confused due to the detailed rules.

Today, I would like to explain the "Elision" rule to those who like to study detailed rules.

Please refer to the separate article for "glottal-t, plottal-stop".

In this article, what is "Elision"? Introducing.

What is "Elision"?

So when will the next "Elision" occur? I would like to explain the rules.

(1) When the consonants of the preceding and following words are the same, the previous consonant is dropped.

goo (d) d eal

don' (t) t alk

so (me) m en

(2) When the shape of the mouth of the consonant of the preceding and following words is the same, the previous consonant is dropped.

kee (p) b ack

ba (d) t ime

dar (k) g ray

(3) When the shape of the mouth is close when the consonants of the preceding and following words are pronounced, the position of the tongue is the same, or when the following combinations are used, the previous consonants are dropped.

<When t + consonant>

* T + s

tha (t) s eems good

* T + ʃ

whi (te) sh irt

* T + ð

ask (ed) th em

* T + θ

won' (t) th row it

* T + z

the Tempera (te) Z one

* T + n

absolu (te) n onsense

* T + p

tha (t) p ackage

* T + b

cu (t) b read

* T + k

tigh (t) c orner

* T + d

attach (ed) d ocument

* T + g

plan (t) g rowth

* T + tʃ

accep (t) ch anges

* T + dʒ

curren (t) j ob


<When d + consonant>

* D + s

studie (d) s mile

* D + ʃ

ru (de) sh ock

* D + ð

di (d) th at

* D + θ

ba (d) th ought

* D + z

re (d) z one

* D + n

goo (d) n ews

* D + p

ba (d) p erson

* D + k

atten (d) c lass

* D + t

goo (d) t eacher

* D + tʃ

ba (d) c h eck

* D + dʒ

goo (d) j ob


<When g + consonant>

* G + s

dru (g) s tore

* G + ʃ

fla (g) sh ip

* G + ð

dra (g) th is

* G + θ

clo (g) th ongs

* G + z

bi (g) z oo

* G + n

wi (g) n et

* G + p

zigza (g) p ath

* G + k

bi (g ) catch

* G + t

bi (g) t ree

* G + tʃ

bu (g) ch eck

* G + dʒ

bi (g) j ar


<When p + consonant>

* P + s

backu (p) system

* P + ʃ

dro (p) sharply

* P + ð

sto (p) that

* P + θ

dee (p) thinking

* P + n

develo p new product

* P + k

a (pp) code

* P + d

sto (p) dead

* P + g

kee (p) going

* P + t

sto (p) t alking

* P + tʃ

shar (p) ch ild

* P + dʒ

chea (p) j oke


<When k + consonant>

* K + s

ba (ck) stage

* K + ʃ

bla (ck) sh irt

* K + ð

as (k) th em

* K + θ

spea (k) th rough

* K + z

che (ck) Z oom

* K + n

dar (k) n ight

* K + b

boo (k) b inder

* K + d

ba (ck) d raft

* K + g

wor (k) g roup

* K + p

ba (ck) p ack

* K + t

oa (k) t ree

* K + tʃ

ban (k) ch eck

k + dʒ

jun (k) j ewelry


This time, I explained the rule of "Elision", but how was it?

By knowing these rules and using them properly, you will get closer to native pronunciation!

What is "Elision" in this article? Introduced about!

What is "glottal-t, glottal-stop" next ? Introducing.