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    Default Pronunciation: species [spi:i:z] Vs. [spiːsɪz]

    Hi,

    Species

    As you know the word can be pronounced in two different ways.

    1. spi:i:z
    2. spiːsɪz


    Which one is the most used one? [i:z] or [sɪz]?

    I searched for it in the forum but
    couldn't find a thread related to mine.

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Pronunciation: species [spi:i:z] Vs. [spiːsɪz]

    In the phonemic notation commonly used in the UK, the word can be pronounce /ˈspi:ʃi:z/, /ˈspi:ʃɪz/, /ˈspi:si:s/ or ˈ/ˈspi:sɪz/d. The first two are more common in BrE than the second two.

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    Default Re: Pronunciation: species [spi:i:z] Vs. [spiːsɪz]

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hi,

    Species

    As you know the word can be pronounced in two different ways.

    1. spi:i:z
    2. spiːsɪz


    Which one is the most used one? [i:z] or [sɪz]?

    I searched for it in the forum but
    couldn't find a thread related to mine.

    Thank you
    I don't believe occurs in English. So it's not really useful asking whether we pronounce things that way.
    If it's anything like
    /
    ʃ/ as in 'ship', I'd say, AusE uses /s/ more often, as opposed to 5jj's comment.
    Last edited by Raymott; 01-Oct-2013 at 10:35. Reason: missing word

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