Decoding exercises: "trans"

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z

transmit
/trænsˈmɪt,
trænzˈmɪt/

s

transfer
/trænsˈfɜːr/
 

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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