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    Default sounds in pairs like ship and measure

    Are the two similar sounds that appear in ship and pleasure always sounded differently in all accents of English? I have often seen both sounds in the pronunciation of words like Asia and Indonesia. Similarly, the pair in sell and zoo have also been found to be a bit shaky,as in words like Sigmund... More examples could be found if you ransacked the dictionary.

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    I don't think the 'sh' and 'zh' change much across different accents and dialects. Also, pronouncing "Asia" or "Indonesia" with a "sh" sounds very strange to me. For 's' and 'z', there might be odd words like 'eczema' where you might hear an 's' sound instead of a 'z', but I don't believe it's at all common to switch them in any native speaking dialect.

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    Default Re: sounds in pairs like ship and measure

    Quote Originally Posted by balakrishnanijk View Post
    Are the two similar sounds that appear in ship and pleasure always sounded differently in all accents of English? I have often seen both sounds in the pronunciation of words like Asia and Indonesia. Similarly, the pair in sell and zoo have also been found to be a bit shaky Have they, where? as in words like Sigmund This is a different case entirely. More examples could be found if you ransacked the dictionary. Could they? Well, do so if it pleases you.
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