beet soup

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Thu Sep 13 16:01:35 UTC 2007

In a message dated 9/13/07 11:46:01 AM, preston at MSU.EDU writes:

I can't write cyrrilic here, I think, but I looked it up and 'beet soup' is 
phonetically [borStS] -- spelled with the symbols corresponding to sounds 
represented in English by "b" "o" "r" "sh" (as in English "mash" = --S) and "ch" 
(as in English "match" = --tS). 

Maybe we are just analyzing the final [tS] differently, i.e., an affricate 
consists of a stop + fricative. It is still "sibilant", n'est-ce pas?

> Nope; no final sibilant in Russian, and in Polish is just ends in
> three consonants  - barszcz /rSC/.
> dInIs
> PS: Ron, good try for a non-Slav.

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