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Minutes ago, I was reading an article "Yahoo, Google and Apple also claim rights to read user emails". As usual I was reading it out loud, and I was stuck at "Following the revelation that Microsoft could, and did, read users' email".

How should I pronounce it, should I just read it as if it were "user's email" or should I pronounce it like [juzerziz]?

  • It is unclear what the alternatives are. What does [juzerziz] correspond to and why would you imagine that that is the pornunciation of "user's email"? Are you contrasting "user emails" and "user's email"? – Mitch Mar 23 '14 at 15:54
  • You seem to be trying to treat the root word "user" as an irregularly declined noun which ends in an "S". It's not, and it doesn't. – Bitter dreggs. Mar 23 '14 at 20:41
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Pronounce it like "user's email."

  • Can anyone imagine the uproar there would be if the Royal Mail, or the US Mail, started steaming open people's envelopes and reading the contents? – WS2 Mar 23 '14 at 12:36
  • @WS2: Whatever next! If we let them get away with reading our dead tree mails, who knows - they might start reading our emails and listening to our phone conversations! – FumbleFingers Mar 23 '14 at 16:29

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