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'''Weak forms''' of occur in [[stress timed language]]s such as [[English]]when the word itself is not [[stress]]ed.  This makes such words tricky for untrained [[listen]]ers to identify as as they may well be expecting the stressed [[strong form]].  
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'''Weak forms''' of occur in [[stress timed language]]s such as [[English]] when the word itself is not [[stress]]ed.  This makes such words tricky for untrained [[listen]]ers to identify as as they may well be expecting the stressed [[strong form]].  
  
 
The main words with weak forms in [[Received Pronunciation]] are:
 
The main words with weak forms in [[Received Pronunciation]] are:

Revision as of 21:17, 6 May 2009

Weak forms of occur in stress timed languages such as English when the word itself is not stressed. This makes such words tricky for untrained listeners to identify as as they may well be expecting the stressed strong form.

The main words with weak forms in Received Pronunciation are:

a, am, an, and, are, as, at, be, been, but, can, could, do, does, for, from, had, has, have, he, her, him, his, just, me, must, of, shall, she, should, some, than, that, the, them, there, to, us, was, we, were, who, would, you.