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pronunciation of the word confession

I have seen some choirs on the Youtube performing the song Come let's rejoice by John Amner and I have noticed that some of them pronounce the word confession with a simple s sound. I would like someone to confirm if this is what really must be done or if a choir from Brazil can follow the modern English pronunciation. I also would like to know where I can find more information about the pronunciation of the Tudor period words.
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on March 12, 2013 11:46am
This is pretty common practice in words where the ending -ion is set as two syllables. The ʃ in the modern pronunciation only came about because of the compression of two syllables into one, i.e. -si.ən -> -sjən -> -ʃən. Therefore, it doesn't really make sense to retain the ʃ sound when separating the syllables. kɒnˈfɛ.si.ən may sound odd, but kɒnˈfɛ.ʃi.ən sounds odder - to me, at least.
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on March 13, 2013 3:43am
And don't get me started on Tudor salva-ti-on :)
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