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    Unhappy Asorbent..Please help...

    Hello,

    Whenever I have heard or said the word ABSORBENT,
    I have always pronounced S as Z, and R is also pronounced in it... But according to the phonetic symbols my way of pronouncing it, is wrong... Am I right????? Or is it just a difference of Englishes?????

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    Re: Asorbent..Please help...

    American cousins of ours may differ in their opinion, as may unspecified others, but pronounce it ab-ZORB-unt
    = əbˈzrbənt

    Oh...ohhhh...just wait until you get to 'harassment', and then 'distribute/contribute'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bloody ignorant journalists, with other equally ignorant journalists 'picking up the story'; and all with access to such world-wide influence on 'oh so earnest and up on the news at the office the next day, but who haven't checked a dictionary since they were forced to at school, and as long as they sound 'with it' and ...'and...
    Last edited by Excalibur; 17-Nov-2009 at 00:01.

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    Re: Asorbent..Please help...

    American cousins of ours may differ in their opinion, as may unspecified others, but pronounce it ab-ZORB-unt
    = əbˈzrbənt

    Oh...uhhh...just wait until you get to 'harassment', and then 'distribute/contribute'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Asorbent..Please help...

    I used to pronounced it in the same way, but the phonetic symbols in my book have confused me... According to them, its pronounced as ABSOBENT, S as in See

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    Re: Asorbent..Please help...

    Well, /b/ is voiced, so is any vowel. You can expect voiced /z/ since it is sandwiched between b and o.

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