106. How to pronounce Costume, Custom, and Customs

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English words can be really confusing sometimes.
In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words.
This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the words “costume”, “custom”, and “customs”.

Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode:

  • Costume: kaas-tuwm [IPA: ˈkɑːstuːm ] or kaas-tyuwm [IPA: ˈkɑːstjuːm]
  • Custom: kuhs-t’m [IPA: ˈkʌstəm]
  • Customer: khus-t’m-’r [IPA: ˈkʌstəmər]
  • Customs: kuhs-t’mz [IPA:ˈkʌstəmz]

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