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Natlang Question: "Quiet" in Czech?

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, January 6, 2003, 16:02
My maternal grandmother immigrated to the USA from Czechoslovakia
sometime soon after WWI, and she was very young at the time.  According
to my mother, my grandmother only remembered one word in Czech, meaning
"quiet".  When my mother pronounced it for me, it sounded like [tSIxO],
with palatized [tS] and [x] and with what sounded like schwa offglides on
the [I] and the [O].
I'm sure at least someone here speaks Czech or knows something about
it... does that word sound like Czech?  If yes, how is it supposed to be
pronounced and spelled?  If not, do you know what else could it be?

-Stephen (Steg)
 "Beornings speak with a Lithuanian accent?!"


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