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Re: HUMOUR (lingua vulgaris) Re: .com/religion

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Saturday, September 29, 2001, 17:41
Roger Mills wrote:
>Nice to know how _stasht-stinzh_ breaks up, but it's still VERY difficult. >Even if there is a little pause (junction, or _juncture_, the term I >learned) it's awkward, and I'll bet that "native speakers" would mangle it >somehow. Rather like English _mashed stones_, or _I pushed Stanley_ where >except in very careful/emphatic speech I think the [-t] /-d/ would tend to >get lost. (I can also do these by lengthening the /S/, to distinguish e.g. >_push Stanley_ from _pushed Stan._
It's _sasht-stinzh_ (without initial _st-_), which at least I find markedly easier to pronounce. It'd still probably easily contract to _sashtinzh_ in informal speech. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at