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An odd linguistic request ...

My stepson is reading a book by Jordan Sonnenblick--I highly recommend the author for teens, by the way, awesome stuff. Anyway, he came across the Yiddish word "tuchis" (meaning butt) and there's no pronunciation guide so we know how it's supposed to be said. I looked on Google, but I don't know how to interpret the pronunciation symbols, and my speech program says everything phonetically if it doesn't recognize the words. Does anybody know how to say this word aloud?

 
Ballad

Asked by Ballad at 3:28 PM on Jul. 18, 2013 in Just for Fun

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Answers (6)
  • Instead of a K sound, say a sound between an H and a K.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 4:54 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Took-us
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 3:36 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • eh.. that's confusing too.. Tuh-kiss
    anestheticsex

    Answer by anestheticsex at 3:30 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Tookis
    anestheticsex

    Answer by anestheticsex at 3:30 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Haha, yeah, I had always heard it said Tuh-kiss, too. Though I think that those who actually speak Yiddish might pronounce the "ch"/k sound harsher, so to speak, than we do in English.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 3:37 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Thanks.
    Ballad

    Comment by Ballad (original poster) at 3:36 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

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