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Assimilation

• Change of a sound in speech so that it


becomes identical with or similar to the
next sound.

• The act of making two sounds in speech


that are next to each other more similar to
each other in certain ways.
• That pen
• Light blue
• Meat pie
• That man
• Forget me
• That boy
• Cute baby
t becomes p before p, b
and m
• That case
• Bright color
• Quite good
• That cup
• That girl
• Fat girl
• Might go
• That cake
t becomes k before k and g
• Good cup
• Good class
• Loud clap
• Good girl
• Bad guy
• Good concert
• Good cook
d becomes g before k and g
• Good boy
• Good pen
• Good man
• Red marker
• Mad man
• Blood bank
• Dad beats
• Sad mood
d becomes b before p, b
and m
• Ten men
• Ten boys
• Ten pens
• Ten players
• Foreign minister
• Sun blind
• Question mark
• Common market
n becomes m before p, b
and m
• Ten cups
• Ten girls
• Van comes
• Main gate
• Tone control
• Roman catholic
• In camera
• Iron curtain
n becomes n~ before k
and g
• This shop
• This shoe
• This show
• This year
• Bus shelter
• Space shuttle
• Nice shoes
s becomes sh before sh
and y
• Those years
• These young people
• Is young
• Wise youngster
• These sheep
• Rose show
z becomes Z before sh and y
• Don’t you
• Want your card
• I get your pen.
t becomes sh before y