Pronunciation of -(e)s

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Pronunciation of -(e)s

  1. 1. Table of English Consonants BILABIAL LABIO- DENTAL ALVEOLAR POST- PALATO- PALATAL VELAR GLOTTAL DENTAL ALVEOLAR ALVEOLAR Vs Vd Vs Vd Vs Vd Vs Vd Vs Vd Vs Vd Vs Vd Vs Vd Vs Vd PLOSIVE p b t d k g AFFRICATE tS dZ FRICATIVE f v T D s z r S Z h NASAL m n N LATERAL l SEMIVOWEL w j Vs = Voiceless / Voiced = Vd
  2. 2. Pronunciation of the -(e)s of the plural nouns & the 3rd person singular of the present simple. 1) /s/ 2) /z/ 3) /Iz/
  3. 3. 1) /s/ • When the word (noun or verb) ends in a voiceless consonant sound (except in those cases mentioned in 3) ). • Cat /k&t/ -------cats /k&ts/ (noun) • Laugh /lA;f/ ---- laughs /lA;fs/ (verb) • Cloth /klQT/ -— cloths /klQTs/ (noun) • Stop /stQp/ —-- stops /stQps/ (verb)
  4. 4. 2) /z/ • When the word (noun or verb) ends in a vowel sound or a voiced consonant sound (except in those cases mentioned in 3) ). • Country /kVntrI/ —-- countries /kVntrIz/ (noun) • Play /pleI/ ——- plays / pleIz/ (noun & verb) • Hand /h&nd/ —— hands /h&ndz/ (noun) • Live /lIv/ ——--- lives /lIvz/ (verb)
  5. 5. 3) /Iz/ • When the word (noun or verb) ends in one of the following sounds: /s/, /z/, / /S/, /tS/, /dZ/. • Place /pleIs/ —- places /pleIsIz/ (noun) • Buzz /bVz/ —— buzzes /bVzIz/ (verb) • Wash /wQS/ -— washes /wQSIz/ (verb) • Watch /wQtS/--—watches /wQtSIz/ (noun & verb) • Judge /dZVdZ/ — judges /dZVdZIz/ (noun & verb)

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