beet soup

Darya Kostina tamarra at NGS.RU
Thu Sep 13 18:51:17 UTC 2007

Right, Wilson. It's a kind of a long soft [S], like that
in a hearty 'shhit'. Good night, everyone.

On Thu, 13 Sep 2007 14:24:37 -0400
  Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Isn't it the case that the Russo-Cyrillic letter
>transliterated as
> "shch" [SC] is actually pronounced as "shhh" [S:]? At
>least, that's
> the way that it was taught at the byvshaia Armeiskaia
>Shkola iazykov,
> fifty years ago. Darya?
> -Wilson

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