[Pronunciation] izsaying (assimilate)

vladv

Senior Member
Russian-Russia
The sentence is Could you please tell what the man is saying .
IS sounds like IZ and SAYING starts with S, do they assimiltae or is it pronounced izsaying?
 
  • Edinburgher

    Senior Member
    German/English bilingual
    The Z and S sounds are the same except that one is voiced and the other isn't.
    The voicing can shrink away to almost nothing, so that you almost get issaying.
    But only almost. Native speakers will put in just enough voicing, and then glide away from it, that native listeners will hear it, or think they hear it.
     
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