Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pronunciation of -s endings


In general: /z/ e.g. pens, days, bags, photos, sews, ties, potatoes, goes, babies, universities, companies, studies, tries, wives, shelves, is, has.
After -f(e){-ph,-gh}/-k(e)/-p(e)/-t(e): /s/ e.g. books, students, photographs, works, types, laughs.
After -ce/-s(e)/-ss/-sh/-ch/-x(e)/-ge: /iz/ (extra syllable) e.g. produces, nurses, garages, buses, classes, dishes, teaches, fixes, washes.

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