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    Procunciation of suffix 's'

    How do you pronounce 'wars' and 'laws'?

    /-s/ or /-z/?


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    Re: Procunciation of suffix 's'

    /z/

    The final –(e)s of plural forms and the third person singular present simple is pronounced:
    /s/ after unvoiced consonants except /s, ʃ, ʧ/: /kɪks, pʊts, kɒfs/
    /z/ after voiced consonants except /z, ʒ, ʤ/, vowels and diphthongs: /hʌgz, siːz, leɪz/
    /ɪz/(or/əz/) after /s, z, ʃ, ʒ, ʧ/ and /ʤ/: /bɒksɪz, bʌzɪz, wɒʃɪz ruːʒɪz, kæʧɪz, ʤʌʤɪz/

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