Reduction examples

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Why, what weekend were you guys gonna be there?

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weekend

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We were supposed to see it yesterday, but I felt really bad….

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yesterday

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I don’t even know what we’re gonna do (s15_335)

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we’re (s15_335)

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treaty (reduction vs. clarity variability even in isolated word-list reading, see next “status”)

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“status” (reduction in isolated wordlist reading)

Below on the left is an example of a statement taken from a spontaneous conversation.  On the right is the same sequence produced by a different speaker to illustrate what it would look like as carefully produced speech. Both examples are matched for duration.

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