A question about the strange sound here The question is to native speakers: do you hear in the following part "liked to kill", but not "likes to kill" or you can only guess not paying much attention to the ending? The text as we can get it is: "James had only seen these creatures in books before. They were called velociruptors, and they we dinosaurs which liked to kill in groups..." https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jlB2qJ-O3c3U43JUVGvztOrN1g9-Llyl But I definitely hear "which LIKES TO KILL", which is not correct, of course. Probably, the trick is because the /D/ in "liked" is a bit dropped out for speed with immediate following strongly fricatived /T/. Any your guess?
Nov 16, 2019 3:33 PM
Answers · 6
I definitely hear "liked" although it is not very clear. Perhaps I am auto correcting because of the context.
November 16, 2019
Thanks, John. I'll bear that in mind. I feel I've noticed that sometimes people have their tongues twisted a little bit in a strange way while speaking about something fast and vigorously.
November 17, 2019
He said liked and then put an s as if he changed his mind about which word to say. It is not uncommon for everybody to do this at times.
November 16, 2019
Thanks, Chris. Probably it is.
November 16, 2019
There is an audible /s/. Could just be a careless slip.
November 16, 2019
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