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Thread #60360   Message #2276914
Posted By: Artful Codger
01-Mar-08 - 06:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Birch Tree (Russian)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Birch Tree (Russian)
That depends on the word, and the dialect spoken. There is often a tad more difference than palatalization, particularly in final position.

And whether we like it or not, "shch" is the de facto standard for transliteration. Readers shouldn't have to wrestle with a wealth of transliteration schemes, or else I'd simply use "q" (among other remappings), according to an ambiguity-free scheme I developed years ago.