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    luxurious

    luxurious /lʌɡˈzjʊəriəs, lʌɡˈʒʊəriəs, ləɡˈʒʊəriəs US ləɡˈʒʊriəs/

    Can we pronounce this word with sh /ʃ/ instead of /ʒ/?


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    Re: luxurious

    The Longman Pronunciation Dictionary gives /ʃ/ as the pronunciation of 26% of speakers of BrE.

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    Re: luxurious

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The Longman Pronunciation Dictionary gives /ʃ/ as the pronunciation of 26% of speakers of BrE.
    Thank you. I actually did not know that there are pronunciation dictionaries on the net. I checked in the standard Longman dictionary before posting a question as well as in at least five other dictionaries and none provided the /ʃ/ pronunciation.

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    Re: luxurious

    As far as I know, neither of the two excellent dictionaries noted below is available free online.

    Roach, P., Setter, J, & Esling, J. (2011) English Pronouncing Dictionary (18th edn), Cambridge: CUP
    Wells, J. (2008) Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (3rd edn), Harlow: Pearson Longman

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    Re: luxurious

    From what I have found on the internet, these dictionaries seem very useful. I especially like the fact that there is the pronunciation of many proper names, which I often have difficulties with.

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