Pronunciation of Donetsk

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 31 03:00:48 UTC 2014

JB:  <<Today I heard a local Boston news announcer say "duh-neck".>>
WB:  Dollars to donuts, heshe was reading <Doneck>, where the <c>
represents the affricate [ts] (think Shevele"v did it this way; common
Slavicist practice, if I recall from my Johanna Nichols days. Or was it
Francis Whitfield? Alan Timberlake? Never mind.).

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