Dennis Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Fri Sep 14 00:59:49 UTC 2007

I meant four in Russian; of course English is silly.

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>On 9/13/07, RonButters at <RonButters at> wrote:
>>  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/).
>>  Well, there is [borStS] 'beet soup'
>And "texts" and "prompts" and "warmths" and "sixths" and "twelfths" and...
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Dennis R. Preston
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Department of English
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