Pronunciation Reduction And
My brother and I are playing.
And is another conjunction which also makes it a function word. As with most function words it is reduced in the sentence. The sound reduction for and is typically just a longer n sound. Say nn three times. Other times it will make an sound. Say an three times. The last most common pronunciation is an uhn sound. Say uhn three times. The most common reductions are the an and nn sounds. Here are a few examples of the reduction and:
- My brother nn I will go.
- I eat cheese nn crackers.
- Their colors are green an black.
- Two cars nn one truck.
- She needs a coke, hamburger uhn an order of fries.
The uhn sound is a typical reduction when listing out more than one thing. This can be seen in the last example. Another example would be “Give me an apple, one orange uhn a bunch of bananas”. This pronunciation also depends on the preference of the native English speaker.