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Gene E. Bloch

I was not a great student but I am pretty sure the "King's lisp" story
is just a legend.
I used to think that, and I got annoyed every time I heard it. Partly
because if the kin couldn't say a z, I would think that he wouldn't be
able to say an s either...

Then I realized that in the day, z and c before e or i were pronounced
ts, i.e., like a German z. So his lisp could have been an inability to
say that sound rather than a plain s sound. And I am no longer annoyed
at people who quote that story.

But truth be told, I still think it's a legend.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

On 2013-08-13 2:43 PM, philo wrote:
[...]
When I was in school we leaned both standard Spanish
and Castillian.
I was not a great student but I am pretty sure the "King's lisp" story
is just a legend.
See http://spanish.about.com/cs/qa/a/q_lisp.htm

Have a good day.
Thanks twice :)

1. Because it was an interesting article.

2. Because it corroborates the conclusions which I already posted in
reply to philo, which I reached as an amateur/dilettante of language.
 
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