Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 09:43:23 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: Consonant Cluster Reduction: Corrected
My favorite plural of that type is _sixths_, which I believe is the only in-
stance of a tautosyllabic 4 obstruent cluster. I have a feeling I pronounce
(at least in fast speech) with a very long [s], i.e. [sIks::].
The Guiness Book of World Records used to have the following as the record
The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.
I like to give it on transcription tests, although some students just give
up in the attempt.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu