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    Re: Some IPA of names

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    Bill is anxious to get in the boss's good books.

    Does Is this word pronounced as "bos" or "bos (pause) s"?
    Pronounce it the same as bosses. Use a schwa, not a pause, between the syllables.
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    Re: Some IPA of names

    Hi.

    This sentence is from cambridge.org.

    Did you come to any conclusions at the meeting this morning?

    Is this word pronounced as "...z" or "....s"?

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    Re: Some IPA of names

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    Hi.

    This sentence is from cambridge.org.

    Did you come to any conclusions at the meeting this morning?

    Is this word pronounced as "...z" or "....s"?
    /z/, like all plurals ending in an s that immediately follows a voiced consonant.
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    Re: Some IPA of names

    Hi teachers.

    I read this sentence from dictionary.com.

    He introduced us to his betrothed. (source: betrothed)

    Is "introduced" pronounced as "...st" or "sd" in the end of its sound?

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    Re: Some IPA of names

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    He introduced us to his betrothed. (source: betrothed)

    Is "introduced" pronounced as "...st" or "sd" in the end of its sound?
    /st/. Pronounce a final d like /t/ when it follows a voiceless consonant sound. "Bruised" ends in /d/ because the d follows a voiced consonant sound, /z/.
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    Re: Some IPA of names

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    /st/. Pronounce a final d like /t/ when it follows a voiceless consonant sound. "Bruised" ends in /d/ because the d follows a voiced consonant sound, /z/.
    It's more likely to be pronounced as /sd/.

    Although the rule you've stated is accurate when applied to isolated words, it doesn't necessarily apply in connected speech because the sound is determined also by what follows.

    In this case, since the following sound is a vowel, a voiced consonant (/d/) is produced.

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    Re: Some IPA of names

    Hi teachers.

    Would you please show me the IPA of this word "tortoises"? Should it be "si:s" or "si:z"?

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    Re: Some IPA of names

    "si:z", or "s-schwa-z". The plural of any word ending in an /s/ sound follows the same rule.
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    Re: Some IPA of names

    It doesn't use a long vowel in standard pronunciation, but a short one.

    So it's: /sɪz/

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    Re: Some IPA of names

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    "si:z", or "s-schwa-z".
    So the symbol /i:/ represents a sustained (long) vowel, as in sheep, not a schwa. (The two dots are meant to show that the vowel can be sustained.)

    The schwa, represented by /ə/, is the short unstressed 'uh' sound, as in station and potato.

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