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Michael Talbot-Wilson wrote:

> Ye 2000-12-28 19:52 +0100, Kjell Rehnstrom skribis:
>
> > Michael Talbot-Wilson wrote:
> >
> > > One might argue that the change to "t" is more problematic.  AFAIK,
> > > in the natlangs that use that orthography the "t" is not pronunced as
> > > such: there is a special pronunciation rule for the letter in this
> > > context.  How practical is an auxlang that denies that, one in which
> > > "conversation" is made to rhyme with "put the putty on"?
> >
> > In Swedish _initial_ is pronounced [initsi'a:l] (' marks the stress on a, :
> > marks the vowel as long, i as in most languages).
>
> And "inishal" in English.

But we pronounce _konversation_ with a _sh_-sound.

I once made a joke pronouncing an interlingua text
as if I had never heard of
the pronunciaton rulses of Interlingua. T.i. I
read it as if it were a Swedish
text. Everybody loughed terribly, but they could
understand it!

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