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Re: Consonant clusters (was Citation forms of words,and the cynicism required to study Georgian)

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Thursday, December 13, 2001, 6:47
Quoting Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>:

> Pavel Iosad wrote: > > > (Somehow, the more extreme examples in English phonology -- "two > > > sixths [t_hu: sIksTs]" -- never seem to come up in these > discussions.) > > > > Indeed. The same word you cite is the one I try avoiding in English > :-) > > Does anyone actually pronounce the first s in that cluster? I say > [sIkTs]
I know people who do. Sometimes, when I'm feeling particularly pedantic, I also say it. I don't fault those who don't, however. ===================================================================== Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <> "...koruphàs hetéras hetére:isi prosápto:n / Dept. of Linguistics mú:tho:n mè: teléein atrapòn mían..." University of Chicago "To join together diverse peaks of thought / 1010 E. 59th Street and not complete one road that has no turn" Chicago, IL 60637 Empedocles, _On Nature_, on speculative thinkers