______________________ are the sounds which are mostly affected by assimilation.
For example, there are 2 words. The 1st word ends with a single final consonant (Cf) and the 2nd word starts with a single initial consonant (Ci)
If Cf changes to become Ci then the assimilation is called _____________________. When Ci changes
to become Cf then the assimilation is called ________________________.
An example of progressive assimilation, which is also called coalescent assimilation, is when a final [t], [d] and initial [j] often combine to form [____] and [____]. Thus, not yet is pronounced as [_______________] and could you is pronounced as [______________].
It has already been said that there are three types of differences between consonants:
However, when Cf is voiceless and Ci is lenis, assimilation of voice never occurs!
I like that black dog [aɪ laɪk ðæt blæk dɒɡ] is typically and incorrectly pronounced by foreign learners as [aɪ laɪg ðæd blæg dɒɡ].
This creates a firm impression of foreign accent!
When a verb has 3rd person singular –s suffix, or a noun has and –s plural suffix, or an s’ possessive suffix, the suffix is pronounced as [___] when the preceding consonant is voiceless and as [___] when the preceding consonant is voiced.
Elision is ________________________________________________________ (Longman Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, 2010, p. 192).