Encyclopedia > Reduction (linguistics)

  Article Content

Reduction (linguistics)

In spoken languages, reduction is a way to pronounce a certain word more quickly than usual. For example, in English language
  • getcha (get you)
  • betcha (bet you)
  • don't cha (don't you)
  • gotcha (got you)
  • gotta (got to)
  • hafta (have to)
  • hasta (has to)
  • wanna (want to)
  • wannabe (want to be)
  • gonna (going to)
  • kinda (kind of)
  • kindsa (kinds of)
  • lot (lot of)
  • lots (lots of)
  • gimme (give me)
  • lemme (let me)
  • I dunno. (I don't know)
  • sez (says)
  • coulda (could have)
  • shoulda (should have)
  • woulda (would have)
  • mighta (might have)
  • musta (must have)

Reference http://eleaston.com/pronunciation/reduction2

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Great River, New York

... is 8.91% water. Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,546 people, 509 households, and 417 families residing in the town. The population density is ...

This page was created in 36.4 ms