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    Pronunciation of Beth's

    Hello,

    Would you please tell me how to pronounce "Beth's, Elizabeth's, Keith's books" and "Cliff's, Jeff's, Clive's books" for example ?

    Is it : "beƟs, ɪlɪzəbəƟs, ki:Ɵs; clifs, dʒɛfs, klaivz" ?
    or : "beƟizs, ɪlɪzəbəƟizs, ki:Ɵiz, klaiviz" ?

    Thank you for your help.
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    Re: Pronunciation of Beth's

    Quote Originally Posted by hela View Post
    Hello,

    Would you please tell me how to pronounce "Beth's, Elizabeth's, Keith's books" and "Cliff's, Jeff's, Clive's books" for example ?

    Is it : "beƟs, ɪlɪzəbəƟs, ki:Ɵs; clifs, dʒɛfs, klaivz"?
    or : "beƟizs, ɪlɪzəbəƟizs, ki:Ɵiz, klaiviz"?


    Thank you for your help.
    Hela


    There is no need to add an extra syllable. Simply say the name and then make the sibilant sound "s" or the sound "z" as appropriate.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-Nov-2012 at 00:23. Reason: missing word
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Pronunciation of Beth's

    Thank you emsr2

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