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The phonology of a particular language could be hard to handle for a non-native learner, say, the word boundary and consonant clusters. One way to do is to reanalyze the syllables, e.g. to reanalyze "Stack Exchange" into "sta-keks-change" in mind and then pronounce it. Another problem is that the syllable final "-al" sounds exactly the same as "o" for one, which cause him to pronounce "all orders" as "o orders". The best way to correct his pronunciation is to tell him that there is a "liaison-like" thing, so he needs to break the syllables down and reconstruct them into "o lorders".

But I am worrying about if this may cause path dependence and finally trouble, as well as if you handle the German number system by counting the single digit first and then think about the ten digit, rather than handle the two digit number as a whole unit, which would cause you unable to use the number system skillfully in years.

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    Well yes, it's bound to. At first I'm not sure it's even a question of reanalysis (in the sense of a deliberate strategy). More likely, learners perceive a cluster as two syllables with a short intervening vowel simply because, for them, there is no such cluster. Whether a given person wants to go to the effort of acquiring new sounds and habits of pronunciation is going to depend on why they are learning and what kind of person they are. I don't think pointing out that the l sound will move to initial position solves the problem - this person will still say aw the time for all the time. – JD2000 Jan 21 at 7:02

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