Decoding exercises: "trans"

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z

transmit
/trænsˈmɪt,
trænzˈmɪt/

s

transfer
/trænsˈfɜːr/
 

IPA vowels
æ ɑː
trap father - start
e
dress face square
ɪ ɪə
kit fleece near
ɒ əʊ ɔː
lot goat taught
ʊ ʊə
foot goose mature
juː jʊə
cute cure
ʌ ə ɜː
strut comma nurse
ɔɪ
price mouth choice
IPA consonants
Normal sound: /b, d, f, g, h, k, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, v, w, z/
 ʃ  ŋ
show church sing
ʒ  j 
usual judge you
θ ð s
think that see
IPA Stress
ˈ Primary stress
hotel /həʊˈtel/
ˌ Secondary stress
understand
/ˌʌndərˈstænd/
IPA Syllabification
. nitrate /ˈnaɪ.treɪt/, night-rate /ˈnaɪt.reɪt/

The prefix "trans" can be pronounced as /træns/ or /trænz/. All words that are pronounced with /trænz/ are shown in some dictionaries with a variant pronunctiation of /træns/.

In London this prefix is often pronounced /trɑːns/ or /trɑːnz/. When unstressed it can be pronounced /trəns/ or /trənz/ as in the verb "transfer" pronounced /trənsˈfɜːr/ instead of /trænsˈfɜːr/.[1]

See also Pronunciation and decoding exercises: /s/ vs /z/.

/s/[edit]

  • transcribe - transcription - transfer - transform - transfusion - transitive - transitory - transparent - transport

/z/[edit]

  • trans

Variant pronunciations[edit]

/s/ or /z/

  • transgender - transgress - translate - transistor - transit - transition - translucent - transmission - transmit - transplant - transsexual - transvestite

/z/BrE AmE /s/AmE

  • transaction - transatlantic

/s/BrE AmE /z/AmE

  • transitory

/z/BrE /ʃ/AmE

  • transient /ˈtrænziːənt,BrE ˈtrænʃəntAmE/

References[edit]

  1. Oxford English Dictionary, available in Word finder trans-.

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