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    Default IPA of disgusting

    Hi all all teachers.
    The IPA of disgusting (dictionary.com) is dɪsˈgʌstɪŋ, dɪˈskʌs-/.
    I don't understand why they use dɪsˈgʌstɪŋ, dɪˈskʌs(we heard k not g).
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: IPA of disgusting

    Welcome to the forum, paul.

    For some speakers, the /g/ may become devoiced after the voiceless /s/, resulting in a sound similar to /k/. The phonetics editors of most dictionaries regard this as a devoiced /g/, an allophone of /g/, but the phonetics editor of dictionary.com, unlike the compilers of the LPD or the Cambridge EPD, has chosen to transcribe this version separately.
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    Default Re: IPA of disgusting

    So it's hard to tell whether someone is saying 'You disgust me' and 'You discussed me'

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    Thank you all.
    It is a great a forum here.

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