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    optimistic pessimist is offline Member
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    Default How to say sixth

    Dear all,

    When you say "sixth", how do you make the /s/ sound in letter X and the following "th" sound?

    Saying "siks-th" is extremely difficult to me. Do you pronounce both the second "s" and the following "th" clearly? Or do you combine "s" and "th" to make another sound?

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    Default Re: How to say sixth

    "siks-th" is correct. Although the sounds do run together in fast speech, they are distinctly separate.

    If it's any consolation, we native English speakers "trip over" this word, too!
    You simply have to practise saying it slowly, then more quickly.

    Listen here: http://www.your-book.co.uk/numbers.htm
    Last edited by Koronas; 23-Sep-2010 at 22:09.

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    Default Re: How to say sixth

    It's correct, but many people will say sikth in connected speech as it requires less movement to say.

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