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  1. HellBoy87's Avatar

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    [HELP] Sound Identification Exercises....

    Dear : Teacher
    I find difficult when i do these exercises. The problem occures with Nouns or Verbs + "-s"/"-es".(Some words after being added e/es are pronounciated s/iz or z)

    Example :
    houses - faces - horses - palaces

    Can you show me the rule to read these words?
    I'm very grateful to you that you could help me! Sorry for my bad English.

    PS:I'm learning English by myself !

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    Re: [HELP] Sound Identification Exercises....

    They're called allophones.

    [s] after voiceless sounds (p, t, k)

    hats
    pats
    sticks

    [z] after voiced sounds (b, d, g, l, n, m)

    labs
    dogs
    tags
    sells
    pans
    man's

    [Iz] after sibilants (s, z, ch, sh, j/dzh, x)

    roses
    buzzes
    churches
    sashes
    garages <affricate dzh as in jump>
    boxes

    Does that help?

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