Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: pronunciation

  1. #1
    grd Guest

    Default pronunciation

    How do you pronounce the following words?
    James`,actress` - Is it more correct if we say James`s and actress`s? Can we use these posessives without the apostrophe?
    the James Bond,the young Sean Connery - Do you pronounce "the" like "thuh" or "thee" in this case?
    30 November,30th November,November 30,November 30th.
    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    53
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: pronunciation

    The pronunciation of the possessive 's depends on the preceding sound:
    1 - If the preceding sound is a voiceless consonant except /s/ /S/ /tS/, then 's is pronounced /s/
    2 - If the preceding sounds is a vowel or a voiced consonant except /z/ /Z/ /dZ/, then 's is pronounced /z/
    3 - After /s/ /S/ /tS/ /z/ /Z/ and /dZ/ it is pronounced /@z/

    So: james's /'dZeImz@z/ actress's /'&ktr@s@z/, etc.

Similar Threads

  1. Pronunciation of the "u" in the word "pure"
    By Catherine C. in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Oct-2005, 10:08
  2. How should we look on pronunciation?
    By phoenixtree in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 24-Dec-2004, 02:48
  3. pronunciation
    By james_chew_84 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-Nov-2004, 08:15
  4. pronunciation
    By james_chew_84 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Nov-2004, 09:42

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •