I heard this phrase in a movie: Buckle up. What does it mean exactly? Is it the same with "fasten your seatbelt?" It is a three syllable phrase: ˈbʌk·əl 'ʌp Do we need to stress only the first and the last syllable?
Buckle up phonetically looks like: ˈbʌk əl 'ʌp Now, I don't know if the rule applies to syllables as well, but If I connect the consonant to the vowels this is how it sounds: with no linking: ˈbʌk əl 'ʌp with linking: ˈbʌ_kə_'lʌp