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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

do "laws" and "loss" have the same pronunciation?

do they?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    kind of. Laws is a long A, (LAAAHZ)

    Loss is more Lohs, more short.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No. The pronunciation differs in the way the last letters are uttered.

    In 'laws', the s is pronounced like z. In 'loss', the two esses are pronounced as a deep s.

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  • 4 years ago

    The phonetic spelling is the same. Thus they are pronounced the same (they are homonyms-- just like to, too, and two). The difference in the actual spelling is the root of the words. The first is a shortened version of "goodbye" which is a contraction of "God be with you". While buy comes from and Old English word "bycgan" (derived from a German word).

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    1 decade ago

    Yes, as you can see in the example below:

    Main Entry: loss

    Pronunciation: 'los

    Main Entry: laws

    Pronunciation: 'los

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, the s in laws has a "z" sound, but the ss in loss

    has an "s" sound.

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  • 1 decade ago

    laws, think of "aw, isn't that cute"

    loss, think of boss

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    don't mix me up i already cant spell .

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no

    loss = (lôs)

    law=(lô)

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  • 1 decade ago

    no it's like "jaws" (a "z" sound) and "moss" (an "s" sound) respectively.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No.

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