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Re: phonemic spellin of "science"

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 10, 2000, 13:35
Carlos Thompson wrote:

> or how 'bout "The next's better" with an > interesting /ksts/.
In fact that would normally be pronounced simply /ks/, and is homophonous with "The neck's better". Except in the most careful speech, English is not so cluster-rich as its orthography indicates. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)