prince and prints

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 24 13:53:51 UTC 2010

I recently saw "comeuppance" and its foespeleeng (phonetic spelling)

  /,kVm'Vp at ns/  - No /ts/ ending

in it's
 \(ˌ)kəm-ˈə-pən(t)s\  and I hear ~kummupents (a definite ~ts ending)

Why is it that the ~ts is not recognized in some phonetic notation?  For instance

"prints" and "prince" rhyme  (i.e., "prints" ~prints and "prince" ~prints), but thefreedictionary drops the ~t and has prince as (prins) even though for the US and UK pronounciation as spoken on the site when clicked the ~t is evident before the ~s.

ON that site this goes for:
since (sins) - I hear for US and UK ~sints
fence (fens) - I hear for US and UK ~fents
dance (dans) - I hear for US ~dants and UK ~daants.

I just can't understand how this error can exist; especially in light of the fact that in tradspeld English, when "n" is followed by "s" at the end of a word the "s" is spoken as ~z.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+
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