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    Default Words ended with "s"

    Risks
    Crisps
    Lists
    Grasps

    These words are all ended with two "s" (should it be two "s's"??). How to pronounce the last syllable? Should we pronounced these words with two consecutive "s-s" sounds at the end or just one "s" sound is suffice?

    Is there a general rule for this type of words?

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    Default Re: Words ended with "s"

    They end in sCs (C stands for consonant). The consonants /k, p, t/ are voiceless, so /s/ is pronounced [s], voiceless. Pronounce Cs together, like this,

    ris[ks]
    cris[ps]
    lis[ts]
    gras[ps]

    All the best.

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    Default Re: Words ended with "s"

    Quote Originally Posted by mochaichai View Post
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    These words are all ended with two "s" (should it be two "s's"??). How to pronounce the last syllable? Should we pronounced these words with two consecutive "s-s" sounds at the end or just one "s" sound is suffice?

    Is there a general rule for this type of words?
    A footnote to Casi's answer. There isn't a 'last syllable' (unless by that you mean 'the first syllable'); they are all monosyllables. If you try to pronounce the final s as a separate syllable, your pronunciation will be wrong.

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