I agree with Panj's interpretation. I would add that for many AE speakers, resign is pronounced with the "shortened" e sound (interpreted by "3" below), while the syllable re- has a stress on the long "e."Originally posted by Panjandrum
Re-sign has the same level of s as sign.
Resign is more like a z than an s.
Also, there is a stress difference.
Re-sign has equal stress on re and sign.
Resign has the stress on sign.