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    Husband

    I pronounced the word husband as 'husband' until yesterday when someone told me it should be 'huzband'. Do native speakers accept the letter 's' there pronounced as [s] instead of [z]?

    By the way, dictionaries say it is a [z] sound.
    husband - definition of husband by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    husband?????_??_???????

    However, one pronouncer in the links adopts s rather than z.

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    Re: Husband

    Hi.
    I've checked in Cambridge Online Dictionary.
    Husband is /ˈhʌz.bənd/.
    So, it is going to be /z/ instead of /s/.

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    Re: Husband

    Quote Originally Posted by apiz View Post
    Hi.
    I've checked in Cambridge Online Dictionary.
    Husband is /ˈhʌz.bənd/.
    So, it is going to be /z/ instead of /s/.

    -I'm a learning teacher from Asia-
    I know the dictionary version. How did you pronounce the word before you consulted the dictionary, husband or huzband?

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    Re: Husband

    I've only ever heard 'huzband from native speakers.

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    Re: Husband

    Quote Originally Posted by jiamajia View Post
    I know the dictionary version. How did you pronounce the word before you consulted the dictionary, husband or huzband?

    Dictionary is your best friend. What is written in the dictionary is how a native speaker is going to pronounce. Maybe the difference here is the accent. If you pronounce it with /s/,it is inaccurate. It is not wrong.

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    Re: Husband

    In AmE it is pronounced with a 'z'.

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