Based on the award winning stand-up of writer and star, Ivan Aristeguieta, Lost in Pronunciation follows the arrival in Australia of a Venezuelan comedian, Ivan, whose heart is set on breaking into the local comedy scene.
Runtime: 10 minutes
Lost in Pronunciation - Relaxed pronunciation - Netflix
Relaxed pronunciation (also called condensed pronunciation or word slurs) is a phenomenon that happens when the syllables of common words are slurred together. It is almost always present in normal speech, in all natural languages but not in some constructed languages, such as Loglan or Lojban, which are designed so that all words are parsable. Some shortened forms of words and phrases, such as contractions or weak forms can be considered to derive from relaxed pronunciations, but a phrase with a relaxed pronunciation is not the same as a contraction. In English, where contractions are common, they are considered part of the standard language and accordingly used in many contexts (except in very formal speech or in formal/legal writing); however, relaxed pronunciation is markedly informal in register. This is also sometimes reflected in writing: contractions have a standard written form, but relaxed pronunciations may not, outside of eye dialect. Certain relaxed pronunciations occur only in specific grammatical contexts, the exact understanding of which can be complicated. See trace (linguistics) for some further info.
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-ing forms of verbs and sometimes gerunds tend to be pronounced with an [ɪ̈n] at the end instead of the expected [iŋ] or [ɪŋ]. E.g. talking: [ˈtʰɑkɪ̈n], tahkin. If followed by a [t], this can in turn blend with it to form [ɾ̃]. E.g. talking to Bob: [ˈtʰɑkɪ̈ɾ̃̃ə ˈbɑb], tahkinna Bob “I will” gets contracted to “I'll” [aɪjəl], which in turn gets reduced to “all” [ɑl] in relaxed pronunciation. E.g. I'll do it: [ˈɑl ˈduɪʔ(t)], all do it “he” tends to elide to just [i] after consonants, sometimes after vowel sounds as well. E.g. is he: [ˈɪzi], izee; all he: [ˈɑli], ahlee “his”, “him”, and “her” tend to elide in most environments to [ɪ̈z], [ɪ̈m], and [ɚ], respectively. E.g. meet his: [ˈmiɾɪ̈z], meetiz; tell him: [ˈtʰɛlɪ̈m], tellim; show her [ˈʃoʊɚ], show-er “them” tends to elide to [əm] after consonants. E.g. ask them: [ˈæskəm], ask'em. (Historically, this is a remnant of the Middle English pronoun hem.) about: [ˈbaʊt], bout already: [ɑˈɹɛɾi], ahready all right: [ɑˈɹʌit], ahright all right: [ɑˈʌit], aight come here: [ˈkʌmi(ə)ɹ], cuhmeer don't know: [ɾəˈnoʊ], [dəˈnoʊ] if not preceded by a vowel sound, dunno fixing to: “finna” give me: [ˈɡɪmi], gimme I'm going to: [ˈaɪmə], “I'mma” or [ˈɑmənə], “Ah-muhnuh” is it: [zɪt], ’zit isn't it: [ˈɪnɪt], innit let me: [ˈlɛmi], lemme let's: [ts], E.g. let's go: [tsˈɡoʊ] probably: [ˈpɹɑli], [ˈpɹɑbli], prolly, probly suppose: [spoʊz] s'pose. E.g. I suppose so: [ai spoʊz soʊ] trying to: [ˈtɹaɪɾ̃ə] “trynna” want a: [ˈwɑɾ̃ə], wanna what is that: [ˌwʌˈsæt], wussat what is up: [wəˈsʌp], wassup what is up: [sʌp], ’sup what are you: [ˈwʌtʃə], whatcha what have you: [ˈwʌtʃə], whatcha. E.g. What have you been up to? : [wʌtʃə bɪn ʌp tu] what do you/what are you: [ˈwʌɾəjə], whaddaya you all: [jɑl], y’all