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Old July 19, 2016, 09:13 AM
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The 's' sound, whether it is the sound of the consonant 's' or 'z', is always vocalized 'z' (English 'z' sound) when followed by these consonants: 'b', 'd', 'g', 'l', 'm', 'n' and 'v'
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Old July 19, 2016, 12:10 PM
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I agree with Poli and Rusty. "Z" in Latin America is pronounced the same as "s" and most of us aren't even conscious of the nuances when the /s/ sound is accompanied by other consonants. For us it's always /s/

(as Poli explained, we don't really have ze, zi, but it's pronounced the same anyway)

By the way, Poli, some of us prefer "cebra", even though we're called archaic.
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