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    Secondtongue is offline Newbie
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    pronunciation after "s"

    Can any friend tell me if there is any rules for pronouncing the k sound when if follow a "s". I listened to several audio cds on pronunciation for words such as "discount", "discuss" etc. My impression is that for "discount" , the "k" is still pronounced as "k", but for "discuss", the "k" is pronounced as "g". There are numerous examples like that I was a little confused. Further, someone told me that after "s", the "k", "t", (voiceless consonant) would pronounced as voiced that it become "g" & "d", according to some rules.
    Please enlighten me.

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    susiedqq is offline Key Member
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    Re: pronunciation after "s"

    Hard "c" is pronounced like a "K" in:
    dis-cuss
    dis-count
    dis-covery

    But a "soft c" in
    dis-cern
    dis-cipline

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