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Re: phonemic spellin of "science"

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 10, 2000, 7:20
At 22:17 09/05/00 EDT, you wrote:
>In a message dated 2000/05/09 10:06:05 PM, forty2 wrote: > >>Christophe Grandsire wrote: >>> And it's true that you mustn't insert anything (not even a schwa) in >>> consonnant clusters, which is sometimes difficult. >> >>As in monsters like _sciencio_ /stsien'tsio/. I feel really sorry for >>people whose native language is Japanese or something with a similarly >>restricted syllable-structure. > >okay, good topic... what would be would a good alternative spellin' be? >"siensio" /sie'ns'i'o/ or /si'ens'i'o/ ? or what? >
The actual form has already passed through a "natural" reform. Everybody always said: "scienco" /stsi'entso/, so it became the official form, instead of /stsien'tsio/. Strangely, those endings in -io often tend to be simplified, but not the consonnant clusters like /sts/. Yet /sts/ is used in a very often used word (and not that difficult to pronounce if you try it): scii /sts'i.i/: to know. Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage : (ou :