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    "has" and "does" : "s" or "z" sound ?

    Words like "has" and "does", what is their final sound : an "s" or a "z" ? Or are both endings being used ?

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    Re: "has" and "does" : "s" or "z" sound ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Words like "has" and "does", what is their final sound : an "s" or a "z" ? Or are both endings being used ?
    It's a "z" sound.

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    Re: "has" and "does" : "s" or "z" sound ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's a "z" sound.
    In isolation, yes, it's voiced [z], but in connected speech is can be [s] before [s] or a voiceless sound:


    • He has something for you.
      • ha[z] [s]omething
      • ha[s] [s]omething



    • She does see me.
      • doe[z] see me
      • doe[s] [s]ee me

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    Re: "has" and "does" : "s" or "z" sound ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    In isolation, yes, it's voiced [z], but in connected speech is can be [s] before [s] or a voiceless sound:


    • He has something for you.
      • ha[z] [s]omething
      • ha[s] [s]omething




    • She does see me.
      • doe[z] see me
      • doe[s] [s]ee me

    Maybe. I don't say it that way. /z/ is never wrong.

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