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    Pronunciation of stʃ and tʃ

    Is the pronunciation of stʃ different than tʃ in the way that's similar to st, sk and sp?

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    Words with stʃ: posture, pasture, gesture, moisture
    Words with tʃ: future, poacher, adventure, culture

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    Re: Pronunciation of stʃ and tʃ

    The tʃ sound in words such as posture, pasture, gesture, moisture is exactly the same as in words such as future, poacher, adventure, culture, only with an 's' before it.

    I'm not sure what you mean by, '…in the way that's similar to st, sk and sp'.

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    Re: Pronunciation of stʃ and tʃ

    That cleared it up. Thank you.

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    Re: Pronunciation of stʃ and tʃ

    Quote Originally Posted by TomMWilliams View Post
    Just so you know you get the same pronunciation in street, strip and streak [stʃri:t, stʃrɪp, stʃri:k].

    There is no /ʃ/ in the BrE pronunciation of those words.

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    Re: Pronunciation of stʃ and tʃ

    Yod-coalescence results in some speakers saying /tʃ/ instead of /tj/ in such words as posture and Tuesday. However, the change from /tr/ to /tʃr/ is not common in standard BrE.

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