Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 09:43:23 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka 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 >>it >>(at least in fast speech) with a very long [s], i.e. [sIks::]. >> >>Larry > >The Guiness Book of World Records used to have the following as the record >tongue twister: > >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. > > > > >Wayne Glowka >Professor of English >Director of Research and Graduate Student Services >Georgia College >Milledgeville, GA 31061 >912-453-4222 >wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]