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| -----Original Message-----
| From: Steg Belsky
| Subject: Re: Sh!
|
| On Fri, 6 Sep 2002 21:40:46 +0200 Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>
writes:
| > German has "pst" [ps=t] or "pscht" [pS=t] according to Duden (the
| > length of the sibilant may vary); my wife says she can also imagine
| > saying [pS:] besides either of the above.
| > Cheers,
| > Philip
|
| Actually, i know many people who use [pS=] as a congratulatory
|  exclamation, like "wow!" or "that's great!"; it usually refers
|  to personal achievement, though, like:
| A: guess what?  i just got an A on my midterm!
| B: [pS=]!
|
| -Stephen (Steg)
|  "a velt mit veltlex"

        Really?
        What country/region are you from?
        Here in the Southeast US, /pS=/ usually has a dismissive or even
contemptuous sound.

A: Guess what? I just got an A on my midterm!
either B: /pS=/! You and half the class!
or B: /pS=/! That teacher is a wimp! A drunken monkey banging on a keyboard
could pass his class!

Mike K

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