Voronof's snowdrop

B Spencer bea.spencer@sympatico.ca
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:23:49 PDT
There is one Jane, so the whole cluster is one letter. The Russians think it 
sounds and looks just fine. I am sure.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jane McGary
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:14 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Voronof's snowdrop

When Russian personal names are used in taxonomic names published by
Germans, the character with the sound of English 'sh' is written sch
(it is a single consonant articulated at a single position in the
mouth), and a sound like English 'ch' becomes tsch (also a single
point of articulation). There is also a Russian character that
represents a consonant sounding like English 'shch', which I presume
ends up as schtsch, at least word-internally -- a consonant cluster
that looks as awful as some in the practical orthography of Siberian Yupik.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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