Hi, this question: Can I be frank?
phonetically looks like:
kæn aɪ bi fræŋk
Can is a modal verb and it can be reduced:
kən aɪ bi fræŋk
I read this in an American accent book:
When a word ends in a consonant and the next word begins with a vowel, connect the final consonant to the next vowel, making it sound as if the second word starts with a consonant
So, I linked Can with I: kən_aɪ
I'm not sure about the word stress, tough. I know, we have two content words: "be" is a verb and "frank" is an adjective. Are both stressed?
Any suggestion is appreciated.