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diepvuX

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can you tell me, how can i know to speak when using /s/ /z/ and /iz/?
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seba_870701

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Hi.
If you mean pronunciation of a letter 's' at the end of words, it is more or less as follows:
1) 's' is pronounced as /s/ when follows voiceless consonants; e.g. cats ('t' is a voiceless consonant) --> /kæts/

2) 's' is pronounced as /z/ when follows voiced consonants; e.g. dogs ('d' is a voiced consonant) --> /dɒgz/

3) 's' is pronounced as /ɪz/ when follows 'hissing' sounds /s,z,ʃ,ʒ,ʧ,ʤ/; e.g. juices, causes, abolishes, camouflages, watches, bridges --> /'ʤu:siz/, /'kɔ:ziz/, /ə'bɒliʃiz/, /'kæm.ə.fla:ʒiz/, /'wɒʧiz/, /briʤiz/

I hope it helps.
Seba

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See also:
https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/pronunciation-phonetics/57203-s-s-z.html
 
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