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    Hi,

    I wonder the word "based" should be pronounced as "beyst" or "beysd"?

    I think the first "t" is correct.

    /beɪst/
    /beisd/

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    Re: based

    You're right. English speakers can't easily make a /d/ sound after an unvoiced /s/.

    By comparison, "razed" is pronounced /reizd/ with no difficulty.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 23-Apr-2019 at 15:05. Reason: Fix a serious error.
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    Re: based

    The -d/ed suffix is pronounced:


    /d/ after voiced sounds except /d/,
    /t/ after unvoiced sounds except /t/,
    /əd/ or /ɪd/ after /t/ and /d/.

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    Re: based

    Hmm, I think "based" with the "t" sound is right here? I don't quite understand "unvoiced sounds".

    Let's say "based", "beist", the "s" is pronounced, so it should be voiced, and it should be "beisd".

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    Re: based

    /z/ is voiced; /s/ is unvoiced.

    If you block your ears when you say this sound, you will hear the buzzing of the vocal cords when you prouce the /z/. It is not there when you produce the /s/.

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    Re: based

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    By comparison, "razed" is pronounced /reizd/ with no difficulty.
    I just noticed that I wrote /reisd/ instead of /reizd/ ​in the quoted post. I've corrected my error. Sorry!
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    Re: based

    I would go with "baste" as in "Don't forget to baste the turkey.

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    Re: based

    Baste and based sound exactly alike unless the following word starts with a vowel sound. In that case some speakers vocalize the d. In other words their "based on" sounds like "base don" rather than "baste on".

    It is a very small difference. You have to listen hard to even notice it.
    Last edited by probus; 23-Apr-2019 at 21:21. Reason: Clarify

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