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
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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"