Dennis R. Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Thu Sep 13 13:17:19 UTC 2007

Betcha can't get four. Even English speakers have /str/ (although
admittedly not /mst/).


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>Poster:       Jim Parish <jparish at SIUE.EDU>
>Subject:      Re: Runglish
>Dennis Preston wrote:
>>  Guess Russians just can't handle CCC.
>Erm. My Russian instructor in college was named Mstislav Kostruba.
>Jim Parish
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