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CHAT: Japanese English (was Re: Correction,I hope,of M/CURL)

From:Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Friday, March 24, 2000, 3:48
Nik Taylor wrote:

> And Rosta wrote: > > Surely this is not a spelling pronunciation. That would be /stSIzm/, surely, > > which is not used. > > I don't know of a single English word with /stS/, "sch" is usually /sk/ > as in "school" or /S/ as in some pronunciations of "schedule" (tho not > mine), but mostly in German names like Schneider. /stS/ is simply an > impossible cluster in the English language.
Not impossible phonologically or phonetically, as in, for example, /krIstS@n/, <Christian>. It would be quite impossible, however, to derive /stS/ from <sch>. Even if it were just <ch> alone, there would be no assurance that a random person on the street would pronounce it /tS/ rather than /k/ -- there are plenty enough Greek loan words in English that preserve that /k/ to lead them to the latter possibility. ====================================== Tom Wier <artabanos@...> ICQ#: 4315704 AIM: trwier "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." ======================================