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    bows/rows/terra nullius (IPA)

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    I need your help with the pronunciation of these words.

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    Terra nullius is a Latin expression deriving from Roman law meaning "land belonging to no one" or "no man's land"… (From Wikipedia.com)

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    They've got those curtains that tie up with big bows-they're a bit fussy for my taste. (Cambridge.org)

    3)They have massive rows because they're both so stubborn. (Cambridge.org)

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    Re: bows/rows/terra nullius (IPA)

    1. /ˈˈˈter ə ˈ nʊl i əs/
    2, It rhymes with 'rose'.
    3. It rhymes with 'cows'.

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    Re: bows/rows/terra nullius (IPA)

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    1. /ˈˈˈter ə ˈ nʊl i əs/
    2, It rhymes with 'rose'.
    3. It rhymes with 'cows'.
    Is number two "bohs" or "bohz"? I think it's the first one. But if it rhymes with "rose", it should be the second one.

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    Re: bows/rows/terra nullius (IPA)

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    if it rhymes with "rose", it should be the second one.
    It is. The plural -s of a noun ending in a vowel/diphthong is pronounced /z/

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    Re: bows/rows/terra nullius (IPA)

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Is number two "bohs" or "bohz"? I think it's the first one. But if it rhymes with "rose", it should be the second one.
    Rose also ends in /z/.
    I am not a teacher.

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