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    You will run into different opinions about that. Some would pronounce the 's as another syllable -ez; others will not and pronounce it the same as Charles.
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...pronounce.html
    "Just 15 seconds away from officially being born, baby Nevaeh reached up and grabbed the doctor's finger."
    More: Picture: Baby Holds Doctor's Hand During C-section - Health & Science - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com

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    this video, I think that the second common rule (Charles) has been used. Am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    "Just 15 seconds away from officially being born, baby Nevaeh reached up and grabbed the doctor's finger."
    More: Picture: Baby Holds Doctor's Hand During C-section - Health & Science - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com

    After listening to
    this video, I think that the second common rule (Charles) has been used. Am I right?
    It is the pronunciation all of us would use of doctor's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    "Just 15 seconds away from officially being born, baby Nevaeh reached up and grabbed the doctor's finger."
    More: Picture: Baby Holds Doctor's Hand During C-section - Health & Science - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com

    After listening to
    this video, I think that the second common rule (Charles) has been used. Am I right?
    No. The 's' sound is clearly audible in the video. The baby grabbed 'the doctor's finger'. Because 'doctor' does not end with an 's' sound, the possessive apostrophe s needs to be added. It is a different situation with 'Charles' because that name already ends with an s.

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    OD, your practice of providing single quotes from other threads, with no further context, is not really helpful. It's a little frustrating having to follow a link to another thread, and possibly read the whole thread, just to find out the point of your question.If your question is relevant to that other thread, ask it there.

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    Thank you all. I asked about the sound of 's right here. Is it (s) or (-ez)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Thank you all. I asked about the sound of 's right here. Is it (s) or (-ez)?
    Neither. It was /z/, partially devoiced because of the following voiceless /f/.

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