Linking Consonant to Vowel
When a word ends in a consonant sound, we often move the consonant sound to the beginning of the next word if it starts with a vowel sound.
For example, in the phrase turn off...
|we write it like this:||turn off|
|we say it like this:||tur-noff|
Remember that it's the sound that matters.
In the next example sentence, have ends with...
- the letter e (which is a vowel)
- but the sound v (which is a consonant)
So we link the ending consonant sound of have to the beginning vowel sound of the next word a.
And in fact we have four consonant to vowel links in this sentence:
|We write it like this:||Can I have a bit of egg?|
|We say it like this:||ca-ni-ha-va-bi-to-vegg?|