Dennis R. Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Thu Sep 13 15:45:40 UTC 2007

Nope; no final sibilant in Russian, and in Polish is just ends in
three consonants  - barszcz /rSC/.


PS: Ron, good try for a non-Slav.

>---------------------- Information from the mail header
>Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Poster:       RonButters at AOL.COM
>In a message dated 9/13/07 9:17:53 AM, preston at MSU.EDU writes:
>>  Betcha can't get four. Even English speakers have /str/ (although
>>  admittedly not /mst/).
>>  dInIs
>Well, there is [borStS] 'beet soup'
>  See
>what's new at
>The American Dialect Society -

It should be the chief aim of a university professor to exhibit
himself [sic] in his own true character - that is, as an ignorant man
thinking, actively utilizing his small share of knowledge. Alfred
North Whitehead

Dennis R. Preston
University Distinguished Professor
Department of English
Morrill Hall 15-C
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1036 USA
Office: (517) 353-4736
Fax: (517) 353-3755

The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list