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Old August 31, 2010, 11:32 AM
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Schism /sizəm, skizm/ --For this they gave two pronunciations.
Schist /shist/ --And this one they gave a sh sound.
It depends on where English got it from. The roots are (almost) always originally Greek, but Schist has been imported from French, and with it their change in pronunciation.
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I see. My dictionary doesn't give where the word comes from.
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Yes, and there is one Escotisk one... very popular too (as anything to do with Freedom) EsBrave Heart, I believe it's called...

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Get yourself an Oxford dictionary and you'll find a lot of Sch words.

Schism /sizəm, skizm/ --For this they gave two pronunciations.
Schist /shist/ --And this one they gave a sh sound.
Yup!

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It depends on where English got it from. The roots are (almost) always originally Greek, but Schist has been imported from French, and with it their change in pronunciation.
Yup!

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I see. My dictionary doesn't give where the word comes from.
Alas! Well, we can always check on the net...
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