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    trapanipalermo is offline Junior Member
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    Default pronunciation of possessive 's

    Is the 's of possessives pronunced "z" or "s" ?

    I've actuallyheard both

    any clue?

    thanks

    Patrizio

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    Default Re: pronunciation of possessive 's

    Attention: I am not a teacher

    Pronounce like this:

    Po`zz'e`s' ive`s'

    - Anurag

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    Default Re: pronunciation of possessive 's

    like in "close the door"...?

    even though sometimes it sounds unnatural

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    Default Re: pronunciation of possessive 's

    Quote Originally Posted by trapanipalermo View Post
    like in "close the door"...?

    even though sometimes it sounds unnatural

    Po`zz'e`s' ive`s'

    `zz' - like "close the door
    `s' - like `hives'

    - Anurag

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    Default Re: pronunciation of possessive 's

    Sorry... I must have made some confusion... I mean to say : how do you pronunce the S of posessives like:
    Peter's
    Church's
    School's

    Patrick

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    Default Re: pronunciation of possessive 's

    It is a hard "s" - so sounds more like a "z".

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