Why we pronounce the es in advantages as /iz/ and sides as /s/?
Originally Posted by belly_ttt
Why [do] we pronounce the es in advantages as /iz/ and sides as /s/?
The single noun advantage ends in a voiced affricate, <g>, so it takes [iz]. The singular noun side ends in a voiced stop <d>, so it takes voiced [z]--not voiceless [s].
sides = [sajdz]
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