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CHAT: "T's okay" and initial /ts/ affricates

From:Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Friday, September 25, 1998, 4:29
Laurie Gerholz wrote:

> S'Okay.
I know this is totally offtopic from what you were talking about, but I couldn't resist this one: you say /soukei/ rather than /tsoukei/? I find this very interesting, because I've been noticing around here that people regularly use the affricate /ts/ rather than the fricative /s/, which seems to go against Standard English phonology (but then it shouldn't be surprising because Standard English is an artificial phenomenon anyways). I know I use the affricate usually, unless I'm *really* tired. So, what do other people use here? I would be most interested in knowing. :) ======================================================= Tom Wier <artabanos@...> ICQ#: 4315704 AIM: Deuterotom Website: <> "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." We look at [the Tao], and do not see it; Its name is the Invisible. - Lao Tsu, _Tao Te Ching_ Nature is wont to hide herself. - Herakleitos ========================================================