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    Default How to pronounce these words?

    Some people are pronouncing /ʃ/ instead of /s/ in words like cerruti, monsoon, and swarovski. So what is the right pronounciation is it the /ʃ/ or /s/.

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    Last edited by Sunbeam; 26-Aug-2007 at 11:49.

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    Default Re: How to pronounce these words?

    There's an audio pronunciation of (Nino) Cerruti here with [s], Designer Labels. I've also heard it pronounced with ch, as in church, never sh.

    Monsoon, as in the weather kind, [s].
    Swarovski, as in a last name, [s] and sh.

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    Default Re: How to pronounce these words?

    Thank you Casiopea. But I didn't get the last one. I mean the first /S/ should we say /Sw/arovski or /Sh/warovski.

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    Default Re: How to pronounce these words?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbeam View Post
    Thank you Casiopea. But I didn't get the last one. I mean the first /S/ should we say /Sw/arovski or /Sh/warovski.
    You're most welcome, and both [s] and sh.

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    Default Re: How to pronounce these words?

    Thank you again Casiopea.

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