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In чрезмерно, чрезвычайный, is the first ч pronounced the usual way, or rather [ш], like in что?

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It's pronounced the usual way.

The only subtle difference that some people pronounce very short е between ч and р, because it's hard not to do it)

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  • This e is a sign of uneducated speech. Аванесов, Орфоэпический словарь РЯ (1988). Черезвычайный с пометой "неправ."
    – alexsms
    Feb 20 '18 at 8:38
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    Yes, this is misspelling, but I speak about mispronunciation. I know the right spelling, but it's hard to eliminate this sound completely
    – WhiteWind
    Feb 20 '18 at 8:59
  • I think I get your idea. It's an awkward combination, some people may insert 'very short' sound in there. It's not about spelling though, it's a pronunciation dictionary (Резниченко И.Л. Орфоэпический словарь русского языка. - М., 2003 gives the same result) saying pronouncing 'e' is incorrect.
    – alexsms
    Feb 20 '18 at 9:08

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