Weak and Strong forms.

VHS   Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 22:46 GMT
There sure are a lot of words with weak and strong forms such as,

an [@n] [..n]
have [h@v] [h..v] and [..v]
we're [wi..r] [w..r]
but [b^t] [b..t]
as [@z] [..z]
what [w^t] [w..t]
of [^v] [..v]
you're [yo:r] [y..r]
was [w^z] [w..z]
VHS   Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 22:49 GMT
some more,

than [TH@n] [th..n]
our [au..r] [a:r]
your [yo:r] [y..r]
for [fo:r] [f..r]
to [tu:] [t..]
Adam   Friday, February 20, 2004, 01:14 GMT
Do you mean the different ways in which we pronounce words like "have"?

In sentences like "I have given you the key", the word "have" is pronounced normally.

But in sentences like "I have to go to town tomorrow", the word "have" is pronounced more like "haff".
VHS   Saturday, February 21, 2004, 04:41 GMT
Adam, I don't think you know what a weak form and a strong form of a word is. Dictionaries tell more about them. No, it has nothing to do with the different way we pronounce ''have'' in ''have to''.
Shogo   Saturday, February 21, 2004, 07:43 GMT
I've always wondered why there isnt a weak form for the word "on", at least not shown in several of these dictionaries which i had a look at so far, while most of the other prepositions such as at/@t/, for/fo:r/ has weak forms(/..t/, /f..r/)
Is the word "on" pronounced /on/ even when it's in a weak position?
ako muhammed   Saturday, February 21, 2004, 08:15 GMT
I am a Kurdish studint in Iraqi Kurdistan. I would like you send informations about weak forms in English phonetics.
much thanks.
VHS   Saturday, February 21, 2004, 15:58 GMT
There's no weak form for ''on'', it's always pronounced as [on] or [a:n] in America and Canada.