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Could you please write down a transcription of that word?
I feel that we need to add iz at the end but I can't find the rule to stick to.
Could you please mention that as well.
I tried to find how that word is voiced all over the Internet, but didn't found, so I would be grateful if you would give me a link to the resource.
Thank, for your reply.
My BrE transcription would be /mʌnθs/, /mʌnts/, /mʌns/.
The plural -(e)s is pronounced /ɪz/ after /s, z, ʃ,ʒ, ʧ/ and /ʤ/.
What do we call consonants that are ..er.. vocalized(/b/, /m/, /n/, /l/, /d/, /g/ etc)? What do we call consonants that are pronounced without voice (such as /p/, /t/, /k/, /h/, /f/)? I realized I didn't know the English terminology.
to AlexAD: As far as I know, /θ/ is not a sibilant.
To Verona_82, to be honest, I don't know how they call such sounds according to the classification. The only thing I wanted to say by that is that /θ/ produces hissing as well as /s/ produces whistle and I don't know how to pronounce it when they're together. Sorry if I didn't name it properly.
Not sure why you're interested in this but if it's just for general language learning, I wouldn't worry too much about it. As long as you're understood, the accent doesn't matter.
And, anyway, most of the Russian speakers I help with English have more problems with softening sounds and adding a whole bunch of ё's and ю's.