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Re: [Lingo] kanji pronounciation question

> 説 in the phrase is pronounced せつ but in the word is ぜつ.  Is there
> a rule or pattern that will help me predict pronounciation of a
> kanji here?

In fact there is... it's called rendaku (連濁):

That article (which I haven't actually read :-) is a bit technical...
if you have further questions, fire away.

> Complicating matters in this case for me is that せつ・ぜつ isn't in the 音
> or 訓 for 説.

Huh?  I believe it's a standard 音 reading.


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