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The pronunciation of words that end with s

some issues for Arabic speaking learners of English.

Bashayer Abdulla

on 17 January 2013

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Transcript of The pronunciation of words that end with s

Voiced sounds The end • What are voiced sounds?
1-Vowels (a-e-i-o-u). EX: eye.
2-Diphthong (consonant and vowel). EX: cow.
3-Some consonant (b,t,g,v,m,n,l,r). EX: jewel.

• Voicing refers to the vocal cords. When you pronounce a voiced consonant like /z/ in jewels your vocal cords vibrate.

• The z sound is a buzzing sound. You can compare it to the sound of a bee, which buzzes.

• So if the singular word ends with a voiced sound, the plural (s) will be pronounced as ( Z )

• Examples from the chapter:
Years, Sellers, Eyes, Daughters, Boys, Jewels and Slaves. Thank you very much for your attention and your time Some Issues for Arabic speaking English learner: • Past tense marker the "-ed".
• Words with /v/ sounds.
• Words with /p/sounds.
• Words end with S. kinds of words that end with (s) : Chapter 4: Aladdin's love 1- Plural nouns.
2- Possessive nouns.
3- Some verbs add s. these verbs are
•Third- person.
• Present-tense verbs.
4- Some contractions end with s. Plural nouns - Definition: more than one item.
- Examples : years, eyes and minutes.
- They are created by adding a letter 's' to the end of a word or by adding 'es' such as boxes. # There are two kinds of ending sounds in our chapter.
1-Voiced sounds.
2-Voiceless sounds. voiceless sounds • What are voiceless sounds?
They are: (p,t,k,f,th ). EX: streets.

• The vocal cords do not vibrate with voiceless sounds. So the s that follows them is also voiceless.

• The s sound is a hissing sound. You can compare it to the sound of a snake which hisses.

• Examples from the chapter:
Streets, Minutes, Buts and fruits. Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp Group members:
- Amna Al Shebi
- Bashayer Abdulla
- Mariam Abed Rabu
- Haleema Saeed Possessive nouns • When we want to show that something belongs to somebody or something, we usually add ('s) to a singular noun and an apostrophe (') to a plural noun

• The apostrophe does not change the pronunciation

• Examples from the chapter:
Aladdin's, sultan's and princess's.

• We also note that possessive nouns usually be pronounced as /z/ sound , but not always We can practice these sounds through this activity Arabic learners of English might be confused about the pronunciation of words that end with (s/es) because it could be pronounced as /s/or /z/ depending on the proceeding sound Wrong cakes years books princess Choose the picture which has a different (s) sound Choose the picture which has the different (s) sound Correct dogs trees minutes words
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