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    resource pronunciation BrE and AmE

    Hello

    My dictionary says AmE is risors and BrE is ri'zo:s
    I have heard an American, I don't know where he is from but sounds from Texas, saying it with z sound.
    Do Americans pronounce it with a z?
    Is every /s/ become /z/ when it's between two vowels?

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    Re: resource pronunciation BrE and AmE

    Hello Ott,
    'S' is often pronounced z between vowels but there are exceptions when it can be pronounced either 's' or 'z' or when it is pronounced 's'. Most Americans pronounce the first 's' in riser/ risers as 'z'.

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    Re: resource pronunciation BrE and AmE

    Hello Stitus,
    The rule you quoted is too general; add 'often' before 'takes.' Yes, I have these words. please mail me if you'd like more info.

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    #4

    Re: resource pronunciation BrE and AmE

    Quote Originally Posted by stitusandrews View Post
    The rule is when the letter "s" falls in between two vowels, it takes a "z" sound.
    There is no such rule.
    Consider:
    case, chase ...
    lease, crease, cease ...
    crisis ...
    dose, close, loose, goose ...
    buses ...
    house, louse, mouse ...
    etc.

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