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S,Z Pronunciations
S and Z can be interchangeable or can differentiate meanings.
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2013/07/03
3:38pm
RobertB
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Pronunciations of S and Z can be interchangeable or can differentiate meanings.
 
Interchangeable:
Resource = available goods
Rezource = resource
 
Differentiating:
Rezort = option
Re-sort = resequence
 
Just an observation- no question, except if you have other examples, or disagree.
2013/07/04
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In my experience, the “rezource” pronunciation is so rare as to be nearly nonexistent. I wonder what a map of its use looks like.

 

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2013/07/12
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I don’t think I’ve heard anyone pronounce resource as “rezource”.  

 

One observation I’ve made is that in some English speakers (not American’s speakers (see previous thread I posted on (and excuse liberal use of parenthesis*))) you’ll often hear something pronounced somethink. I notice my mother does it, and on some comedies. David Jason as Del Trotter in “Only Fools and Horses”. I’m not sure if he does it in this clip, but for anyone who hasn’t seen the famous chandelier episode you have to see this!

 

 

2013/07/13
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I heard ‘rezource’ on NPR, and suspect but am not ready to implicate  Robert Siegel of ‘All Things Considered.’ In any case  I hear it often elsewhere.
Here’s a corroborating post from another discussion (one of many to the same effect more or less.)
I habitually pronounce resource with a ‘z. I have been educated in Australia and have been speaking English for nearly 50 years.’
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