What's the correct pronunciation of possessives ending on "-s"? For example,

Mrs Harris's house.

Mr Rices's dog.

Noriss's estate.

  • @ColleenV: the question you linked is about spelling. This question and the one I linked are about pronunciation of the possessives.
    – Void
    Jan 8, 2021 at 13:15
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    @Void Then we should vote to reopen the one you linked because it was closed as a duplicate of the one I chose. I was in a hurry and didn’t look closely. I just don’t like closing a question as a duplicate of a question closed as a duplicate of something else.
    – ColleenV
    Jan 8, 2021 at 13:54

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Like an additional syllable pronounced "iz," unstressed.

Harris's → /har' is iz/
Rices's → /rIs' iz iz/
Noriss's → /nor' is iz/

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