HF$IBBO:LIYM (?) -- (Parenthesis)

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Tue Sep 26 20:37:01 EDT 2000

Ian wrote:
> >> There is no difference in pronunciation; how can you differentiate
> >> in speech between "Sh" and "ShSh"?
> >
> >There certainly are langages that have a doubled "sh" shound in
> >speech; Arabic and Japanese spring to mind...
> And in connected speech in English (ie spoken normally):
>     Bush showed a lot.
> There is a double $ going from Bush to showed. Try and say it with only one
> and you end up with
>     Bush owed a lot.
> So, is there really no difference in pronunciation?

Excellent point.  It's easy to forget that we're looking at a written 
text that is designed to represent the verbal sounds, and such 
written systems are by their very nature less than perfect.  Thanks 
for the reminder.

Dave Washburn
"No study of probabilities inside a given frame can ever
tell us how probable it is that the frame itself can be
violated."  C. S. Lewis

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