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Re: phonemic spellin of "science"

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 10, 2000, 5:43
Raymond Brown wrote:
> But _not_ as syllabic onset. And in the traditional Sussex dialect, that'd > be 'guestes' (or even 'guesteses' :)
Is -es the normal plural, or only in certain environments? Reminds me of a character on an old sketch show who always used to talk about "great big breasteses(es)".
> Only in slow, deliberate speech. The first /t/ surely disappears in > 'allegro speech'.
I'm not sure, I think I produce that /stst/ in regular speach, in fact, I'm usually quite conscious of that when it happens. But my idiolect may be unusual. It's hard to tell, since it's pretty rare that such a cluster would occur. -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor