/zh/ replacing /dzh/?
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Tue Sep 24 14:29:09 UTC 2002
"Garage" with a /zh/ is normative in Southern Ontario.
>I've noticed it for "garage" too.
> >I've noticed for some time that many of my students and a lot of
> >newsreaders and sports announcers, local, cable, and network, are
> >replacing certain cases of /dzh/ with /zh/. I first noticed it with
> >proper nouns like Beijing and Elijah, which are now regularly
> >pronounced with palato-alveolar fricatives rather than affricates.
> >This evening a newsreader on MSNBC did the same replacement with
> >"siege". That's the first case I've noticed in a word that wasn't a
> >name and/or foreign sounding.
> >Herb Stahlke
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