"buzzes" "tests"

Guest   Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:03 am GMT
I appear to have [bVz:] and [tEs:] for these myself.
Lazar   Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:25 am GMT
For "buzzes", I think I usually pronounce it ["bVzIz] or ["bVz@z].

For "tests", I think in rapid speech I often have ["t_hEs:]; but if I'm placing emphasis on the word, I often use a pronunciation that's intermediate between [s:] and [sts]: I make an [s], and then I increase the constriction of the airflow - but not quite to the level of a plosive - and then I make another [s]. Does anyone know how you would transcribe that?
Josh Lalonde   Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:36 am GMT
tests ["tEs:]
What about 'masks' and 'grasps'? I tend not pronounce the final /s/, but in more careful or emphatic speech I sometimes use an epenthetic vowel:
masks [mask1_0s]
grasps [gv/asp1_0s]