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Re: phonemic spellin of "science"

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 10, 2000, 2:31
Jonathan Chang wrote:
> okay, good topic... what would be would a good alternative spellin' be? > "siensio" /sie'ns'i'o/ or /si'ens'i'o/ ? or what?
Better yet would've been if he'd used <c> = /k/, for /skien'kio/ (or even esciencio, /eskien'kio/), or at least esciencio, /estsien'tsio/. But, what's done is done. It's clusters like that that give Esperanto an ugly sound, IMHO. /sts/, /kn/, /kv/ (and why kvar and not kwar?) are hideous, I think. Of course, /sts/ can also occur in English as in "guests" (or worse yet, "guest's story", with /stst/!). -- "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