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Re: German Spelling Reform (fwd)

From:R. Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Monday, August 9, 1999, 13:31
> Van: grandsir <grandsir@...> > Aan: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...> > Onderwerp: Re: German Spelling Reform (fwd)
> By the way, a question for the Dutch of the list. How > do you pronounce the -sch at the end of a word (like in historisch)? My > handbook says it is pronounced /s/, but in a lesson it pronounces it > /S/. And when you add a -e at an adjective which ends with -sch, how do > you pronounce it? Still /s@/ (or /S@/), or /sx@/? (just some questions > to improve my Dutch - still at the beginning -)
Well, I was quite convinced that it is always [s], as in [hIs'toris], but thinking of it makes me doubt. For example, 'yiddisch' is pronounced [yIdIS]. At this moment it is the only example I can come up with that is pronounced as [S]. Maybe because it is borrowed from German? With an -e it is pronounced [s@].
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