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Contracting: MODAL VERBS + HAVE

Peter Smissen January 25, 2019
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Contracting: MODAL VERBS + HAVE

So, in this video I’m going to teach you how to contract HAVE onto MODAL VERBS like: SHOULD, WILL, COULD.

Now, there can be a few pronunciation differences for HAVE when it’s contracted based on if the word links to the next word or not.

If the word that follows the contracted HAVE begins with a vowel, you’re going to pronounce the /v/ sound.

If it doesn’t begin with a vowel, you can drop the /v/ sound and just say /ə/ or /ɐ/. Okay?

So, /ɐv/, /əv/ with a vowel after it, or just /ɐ(v)/, /ə(v)/ without a vowel, with a consonant.

Let’s go.

Could have – could’ve
kʊd hæv – ˈkʊɽ‿əv – ˈkʊɽ‿ɐ(v)

Would have – would’ve
wʊd hæv – ˈwʊɽ‿əv – ˈwʊɽ‿ɐ(v)

Should have – should’ve
ʃʊd hæv – ˈʃʊɽ‿əv – ˈʃʊɽ‿ɐ(v)

Shall have – shall’ve
ʃæl hæv – ˈʃæl‿əv – ˈʃæl‿ɐ(v)

Will have – will’ve
wɪl hæv – ˈwɪl‿əv – ˈwɪl‿ɐ(v)

Might have – might’ve
mɑet hæv – ˈmɑeɽ‿əv – ˈmɑeɽ‿ɐ(v)

May have – may’ve
mæɪ hæv – ˈmæɪ‿əv – ˈmæɪ‿ɐ(v)

Must have – must’ve
mɐst hæv – ˈmɐsɽ‿əv – ˈmɐsɽ‿ɐ(v)

Ought to have – ought to’ve
oːt tʉː hæv – oː[t]‿ˈtʉːw‿əv – ɔː[t]‿ˈtuːw‿ɐ(v)