Answers to my questions will be added at a later time although I think you don't need them or do you?
1My thanks to Paul Carley for digging up these samples.
"If when an invitation comes, you find yourself scheming your way to turning your fantasy into reality you run the risk of implosion."
"[...] change from a geminate (long) sound to the equivalent single (short) sound. [...] An example is the pronunciation ˈpraɪ ˈmɪnɪstə instead of ˈpraɪm ˈmɪnɪstə."Consequently, a geminate is a
"sequence of two identical sounds."Canon Tilby in her Thought for the Day of the 30th of September pronounces the following sentence:
I highlighted the phrase in which a word-final /k/ and a word-initial one abut. Pronounced as a geminate plosive the hold stage would be longer than that of a singleton. Listen to the whole sentence and then to the phrase "classic case" in isolation. After this decide if it's an instance of degemination:
"In Christian spirituality this is a classic case of failure to resist one of the universal temptations."
credit: Christ Church, Oxford
He’s not, of course, the only one who’s lived to regret a moment of wild indiscretion.Listen to the sentence and concetrate on the consonants at the word boundary between "course" and "the".
If the disease [Ebola] continues at current rates a million people across the West African region could die within months."Here is the whole sentence plus repetitions of months:
|credit: Christ Church, Oxford|
It's six o'clock on Friday, the twenty-sixth of September. Good morning! [...]"Listen to my snippet!
|credit: Bedfordshire University|