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    NewHopeR is offline Senior Member
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    (Native) speakers read as /'spi:kəz/? Or /'spi:kəs/?

    Which one is correct? It seems both pronunciations are appreciated by many people?

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    Re: (Native) speakers read as /'spi:kəz/? Or /'spi:kəs/?

    Context, always context. A following vowel or voiced consonant tends to voice the [s], "speakerz-ov-English", an unvoiced consonant devoices it, "speakerss-seem-many". There are likely regional differences as well, but again, always depending on the surrounding context.
    Last edited by abaka; 05-Jul-2012 at 22:11. Reason: typo, sigh

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