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Re: /S/ and /tS/ in natlangs

Padraic Brown wrote:

> Ah, indeed.  I forgot about that little gem!  There is at least one "sc"
> before "a": Yscaws.  I don't know about the pronunciation, though, but I
> would doubt /iSaus/.  Though I could be wrong; the Mistarista has stumped
> me at times before!

No, it's /I 'skaws/.  Sca, sco, scu are pronounced /ska/ etc.
The /S/ sound, however, does not seem to exist before /a/, /o/, /u/.

John Cowan      http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
        You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
        You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
                Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)