Zhenuine Eye-talian

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Thu Dec 9 00:15:41 UTC 1999

Thanks, Andrea, for hitting one of my raw nerves by reminding me of
(English-speaking) people who insist on rendering both the perfectly good
English "Parmesan" and the Italian "parmigiano" with the nonexistent

Peter Mc.

--On Wed, Dec 8, 1999 11:20 AM -0800 "A. Vine" <avine at ENG.SUN.COM> wrote:

 Standard Italian doesn't have the sound /zh/, rather,
> it's /dzh/.
> People who learn French before Italian have to have the /zh/ drilled out
> of them.
> Andrea
> --
> Andrea Vine, avine at eng.sun.com
> Sun-Netscape Alliance i18n architect
> Necessity is the mother of strange bedfellows.
> -- Dr. Dave Farber (father of SNOBOL and one of the creators of Token
> Ring)

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at linfield.edu

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