pizzeria pronunciation?

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Mon Nov 22 00:29:35 UTC 1999

With normal syllable divisions (known hereabouts as making the most of your


dInIs (who can always spot Wisconsinites, who make the most of onsets to
the point of cluster formation - wI-SKON-suhn, compared to my "normal"

>I grew up in a little Sicily in Brooklyn, and never heard it otherwise
>than [pitz at r'i@] by Italo-Americans, i.e. pitz-ur-EE-uh.  Of course
>Italians said it with different vowels, but the same stress.  How else is
>it said?  RK

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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